Animal Message of the Day: Clyde

From Clyde: “Life is a beautiful thing. I think people try to make life too complicated. I know that humans are complex thinkers but truly they make things more complex than they need to. Animals think too. But human thoughts are more tangled up within themselves, kind of like a ball of string. The problem is […]

Animal Message of the Day: Hazel

From Hazel: “There is so much to love and appreciate in life. I’d say that my biggest thing is that I appreciate comfort. Comfort is an interesting thing. Sometimes it is simply lying in the warm sun. Sometimes it is snuggling in a nice soft bed. It can be the comfort of hearing my friends purring. […]

The Cats’ Meow

You must have your volume up for this one! Several of the Spring Farm CARES cats raise their voices to say hello to you!

Animal Message of the Day: Mary

From Mary: “I just came here and no one has actually ever asked me this before. I am still trying to understand what this life is all about. I love being recognized for who I am. I understand that there is a lot of fear around because I can feel its energy. When sheep get scared, […]

Animal Message of the Day: Toby

From Toby: “Oh, let me tell you what I appreciate. I love this question! But there are so many things! It’s spring and my friends and I have been moved out of our hibernation area in the barn. Don’t get me wrong, because in the winter we were very grateful to be inside with all of […]

Spring Farm CARES featured in PBS Episode of More to The Story

Spring Farm CARES was featured in an episode of More to The Story from WPBS in Watertown. This episode features animal sanctuaries in their viewing area. Please click on the link below to view the show.  

Animal Message of the Day: Alice

From Alice: “Life has blessed me with the opportunity of being different. I was born with legs that are not normal. But I get around just fine, although it is different than other cats. For a time, I was living life out on the streets and not doing so well at that. It was hard for […]

Animal Message of the Day: Eloise

From Eloise: “I have to tell you that being a pig is a privilege. Everything I smell, smells exquisite. Everything I taste is beyond wonderful. To slosh around in mud or a pool of water on a warm day is so good that joy just fills me up. Everything is great, even on rainy days. The […]

How We are Dealing with Quarantine at the Farm

People have been asking what we are doing for the animals during the quarantine in New York State. Rest assured, the animals are being cared for as normal. As an animal sanctuary, our staff are considered essential personnel and they are reporting to work. It is critical that they are healthy and able to come […]

A Story of Healing / A Message of Hope

This is an old photo with two animals who are now in spirit. Cassie, border collie mix, and cat Buster taught us so much. At the time of the photo, Cassie had just arrived here with us. She was heavily traumatized and timid of everything in life. She had huddled on a dog bed near […]

Animal Message for the Day: Bayberry

From Bayberry: “Life can be amazing and it can also sometimes be pretty scary. I have had many scary times in my life. I’ve ended up in some pretty bad places. The worst one was when my friends and I had no food. What was even worse was when we were suddenly left alone and abandoned. […]

Animal Message of the Day: Rex

From Rex: “I live every moment trying to make people understand how wonderful they are in this world and how happy I am to spend a moment or two with them. I love people. I love learning everything about them. And if they are having a down moment or feeling less than wonderful about themselves, then […]

Animal Message of the Day: Noah

From Noah: “Wisdom. I appreciate the process of building wisdom. Kindness. I appreciate the path of growing deeper into kindness. Love. I appreciate the learning about giving love and the power of understanding that the more you give, the more you have. Life. I appreciate the gift of being alive. Sharing. I appreciate the opportunity to […]

Nice Day for Turnout

It was a perfect day today for our barn animals to enjoy some turnout time.

Animal Message of the Day: Snowball

From Snowball: “There is so much to appreciate in my life! I am here! I am cute! And I have a body that I just love running around with. I have my pal Clark and he is very smart and helpful to me. We live in a really interesting place. There is so much to explore […]


We are striving to share with you posts from daily life on the farm as much as we can. We all need to realize and hold onto that there is so much good happening in the world right now too. In spite of lock downs and quarantines and fear…. spring is springing. There is still […]

Animal Message of the Day: Sunny

From Sunny: “I appreciate making people laugh. I appreciate making others feel good. I sometimes even appreciate being a little impish with some of the older cats – most especially when they take themselves far too seriously. I like when I can brighten someone’s day. It makes me feel good inside. When I’m nice to others, […]

Animal Message of the Day: Jose

From Jose: “I have been around for a while. I can’t say that I’ve always managed to appreciate everything around me, because that wouldn’t be true. I’ve had some low times where I let hopelessness take over. But, I found my way out of that. Sometimes it just takes knowing that someone believes in you enough […]

Temporarily Closed to Visitors, Tours, and Volunteers

Announcement for our volunteers, visitors, and those looking for tours – We know with the schools closed now especially, that people are looking for tours to come visit the animals. However, we are temporarily suspending all tours, visits, and volunteers for two weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak. The greatest responsibility we have is to […]

Animal Message of the Day: Beeker

From Beeker: “Let’s see, what do I appreciate? The list is long but I’ll try. Bananas, apples, carrots, lettuce….. Oh, wait, do you mean like the bigger things…. Other than food? Well, I like food a lot so that has to go first. But I like smelling the air first thing in the morning. You […]

Animal Message of the Day: Hillary

From Hillary:“I am an old woman now. My ears no longer hear the sounds that used to fill my world. My legs no longer are as agile as they once were when they carried me to great heights and leaps. My eyes may not see as clearly as they once did. But, I appreciate every […]

Animal Message of the Day: Ginny

From Ginny: “I am grateful to know love and tenderness. I have had moments of pain in my life that were fairly challenging. Yet, what got me through them was the love shown to me by others who were helping me. The gift of love is a most amazing gift. And out of the love […]

Special Message

Special Message: This is a time of great turmoil for so many. But it is also a time for coming together and to remember the beauty of what life has to offer. Everywhere we turn, there are continual messages about COVID-19. And the level of fear and anxiety keeps ratcheting up higher and higher. Spring […]