Animal Message of the Day: Lucy Goose

Animal Message of the Day From Lucy Goose:  “It is a supreme honor to be a goose. Being a goose brings with it a lot of trust and responsibility. We are entrusted with keeping order and being vigilant of our surroundings. People have said I am a protector of the farm. But it is way […]

Animal Message of the Day: Freddie

From Freddie: “I am grateful to have been given another chance at life. People gave up on me a long time ago when I couldn’t fulfill their dreams. I wasn’t fast enough. I wasn’t tough enough. But I can tell you I tried. No matter what I did it wasn’t good enough. They sent me […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your day be filled with peace and gratitude!

Animal Message of the Day – Angelo

Animal Message of the Day – Each animal is asked what they are most grateful for.   From Angelo: “Peace. I am most grateful for peace. I am an old man now. I have seen a lot. I have been through a lot. And the one thing that has brought me through the most difficult […]

Animal Messages Start Tomorrow

From Jessie: “Hi everyone! I’m Jessie and Dawn is my person. She has been talking to a lot of animals around here and getting lots of messages from them to share with you. I hope you don’t miss any of the messages to come. All of the animals at the farm are excited to share […]

Your December Newsletter is Here

Our December Newsletter is now available to view and download. We hope you enjoy!                   View and Download Your Copy

Coming Soon! Annual Daily Animal Messages

Coming soon is our annual tradition of a message a day from one of the Spring Farm CARES animal residents. Animal communicator and co-founder, Dawn Hayman, asks the animals to share what they are most grateful for in their life and/or what messages of wisdom they’d like to share. Many of you have told us […]

Lecture: How Animal Communication Benefits Animal Sanctuaries

Dawn Hayman, co-founder of Spring Farm CARES will be joining Ellie Laks, founder of The Gentle Barn, for an interview about how animal communication benefits animal sanctuaries. It is a rare opportunity to have two animal communicators, who also founded animal sanctuaries, share their unique roles and perspectives that they have with the animals. All […]

Welcome to Bunny and Mister!

Welcome Bunny and Mister! This week we welcomed two senior Standardbred horses to our sanctuary. Bunny is 28 years old and Mister is 27 years old. Both were in urgent need of a place to live out their lives together. Bunny and Mister both had racing careers early in their lives. Bunny even was used […]

Special Halloween Anniversary

Today is a most memorable anniversary for Spring Farm CARES. Thirty years ago today, Halloween 1993, we lost our barn that housed our small animals and the living quarters and offices for co-founders Bonnie and Dawn due to a fire started by a freak snow storm. But more than losing a building or our things, […]

First Phase of Cat Room Renovations Complete

There is no better time than on National Cat day to announce the completion of Phase 1 of our small animal facility renovations. This project is huge and the first four cat rooms are now complete. Take a look at the difference! We started this project to replace flooring and discovered structural problems that had […]

We are Hiring for Animal Caretakers!

We are looking to expand our team of both small and large animal caretakers. We need energetic, dedicated people who want to join our mission and care for animals who have nowhere else to go but who have so much love to give. Find Out More & Apply

Your August Newsletter is Now Available!

See what our cats have to say and what they want you to know. Our August newsletter is devoted to what is happening on the farm from the cats’ perspective.There is lots going on here and lots to share with you. Download Your Copy 

Memorial to Waylon

It is with great sadness that we share the news that we lost our horse Waylon. Waylon was thought to be around 20 years old, but no one knew for sure his exact age. He came to us with his friend Mia after they were rescued from a horrific neglect situation. When Waylon walked in […]

Welcome Freddie

Today we welcomed a new horse in our sanctuary. Freddie came to us from the Susquehanna SPCA where he had been rescued from a neglect situation. Freddie is not only emaciated but also has a severe laceration on his cheek, which is why he has that big bandage on his head. Freddie is thought to […]

Major Renovations

To all our visitors and supporters. We are undergoing major renovations to our entire small animal facility that will start Monday and last through at least October. We ask for your patience as we try to schedule and accommodate tours. For those of you visiting for our Purrfect Readers Program, there may be some limitations […]

Memorial to Ziek

Today we had the incredibly difficult task to say goodbye to our Quarter Horse friend Ziek. Ziek was 24 years old, which is still young by Spring Farm CARES standards. He arrived here seven years ago, with a donkey we renamed Noah, after their owners could no longer care for them. Ziek and Noah were […]

Your April Newsletter is Available

You are saving lives and we are so grateful to you! Your April Newsletter is now available. Download Your Copy

Eternal Connections

Every time we lose a horse here, it feels like a monumental event. Today, after losing Lizzie just two days ago, I was out on my walk and walked past the gravesites of so many of our horses, including the freshly covered grave of Lizzie. As I looked up at the sky on this incredible […]

Memorial to Lizzie – April 14, 2023

Today we sadly said good-bye to Lizzie, a dear soul, who came to us rather lost and lonely but who left surrounded by friends and with lots of love around her. Lizzie was rather stoic and somewhat withdrawn. She came here in 2019 and in the four years we shared with her, we saw that […]

Ginny Homecoming

Last Saturday, our horse Ginny was found with a bad colic. It was determined that she would need surgery or euthanasia. We sent her for surgery where it was determined she had a strangulating lipoma that had entrapped 6 feet of her intestines. Luckily, her intestines were still ok and they were able to remove […]