From Ginny

From Ginny: “I am grateful for my new friend Nell. When she first came to my barn, I liked her but I didn’t really know her yet. She was afraid of a lot of things. She had seen some really hard times. She is missing one eye, so I realized that I needed to help […]

From Daisy

From Daisy: “I am very happy to have friends. Early in the year, I lost my companion who happened to be a goat. Just because we were different didn’t mean we couldn’t respect one another and be friends. We actually really like one another. And when she died, I was very sad to lose her […]

From Noah

From Noah: “To know the love of friends is by far the greatest gift I’ve ever been given. For most of my life, no one truly saw me for who I am or what I have to offer. I shut down because what else was there for me to do. But, then, someone took notice […]

From Luna

From Luna: “I know that people think I can be a little pushy but actually that is just a game I like to play. I am very grateful for my human friends. This year I got sick and really didn’t feel well and they all came together and helped me. I now feel better thanks to […]

From Nemo

From Nemo: “I am grateful for being given the chance to be who I am surrounded by the friends I am with and being cared for by the people who have been gracious enough to love me. There is not greater thing that I could be grateful for. No other need that I have. No […]

Annual Animal Messages

To see a complete listing of our Annual Animal Messages, Click Here There will be a message a day from November 22 – December 31st. This is our gift to you to stay focused on all of the things in life to be grateful for. Animal Communicator and Co-founder, Dawn Hayman asks 40 of the […]

From Leo

From Leo – “I think we all tend to forget or take for granted the most basic things in life that provide us with life and nurturing. The sun, the rain, the soil are all giving us so much all the time. We need to show our appreciation and gratitude. I am grateful to share […]

From Nell

From Nell: “I am most grateful to be alive. Every breath I take is a gift. I am grateful for my eyesight which I may not always have. I like to watch everything there is in the one eye I have left. The sunrise, sunset, moon and stars. The grass, the rainbow, the faces of […]

Animal Messages – Our Gift to You for the next 40 days

From Jessie: Hi everyone, I’m Dawn’s dog Jessie. My mom is busily preparing for the next 40 days of messages coming from our home to yours. In case you don’t know about this, my mom asked me to tell you. It’s our tradition here at the farm on Thanksgiving to go around and say what […]

Animal Memorial – Jake

We lost our beloved dog Jake on November 1st. We write memorials for our animals to share with you, not the sadness of our loss, but the celebration of their lives. Today ended a nearly 14-year journey with a dog who was found at 8 months old sitting on our manure pile and who came […]

Coming Soon… Messages from the Animals – Our Annual Holiday Tradition

It is our annual tradition and gift to all of you for the holiday season. Each day from Thanksgiving through New Years we will post a message and photo from one of the Spring Farm CARES animals. The animals will remind us of what it is they are most grateful for in life. Visit daily […]

Raptors Get A Second Chance in Spring Farm CARES Nature Sanctuary

Wild Raptors Get Another Chance Reintroducing rehabilitated wildlife back into the wild can be tricky because sometimes a rehabber can’t be sure the animal is completely up to speed before it is released. In a few releases I’ve participated in recently, we were prepared to recapture the animal if we felt it wasn’t as ready […]