Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

A Salute to a Gentleman

                                 

When I first met Dylan, he was so handsome that I caught my breath and stared. He was a gentleman so he came right over and introduced himself. We have been in love ever since.

Dylan didn’t have it so easy before coming to me. When…

An Angel Gets Her Wings

                      

Sheba was a beautiful hen who loved life and was very friendly and curious. She got along with all the other animals and was always gentle. One day when we picked her up, she felt unusually thin and it alarmed us. She…

Remembering Cinnamon Apple Pie

                                     

In 2003, we met a horse that stole our hearts and we had to bring her home. She was in so much pain that she could barely walk because she had been ridden very hard and her body was destroyed. Even though she flinched when we lightly touched her, she was grateful, sweet, and kind,…

Courage

                                 

Courage was saved from a veal crate when he was eight weeks old. He was born to the dairy industry and taken away from his mom when he was born as they both cried for each other. He was put into a veal crate, kept alone, and fed an insufficient, anemic diet.…

Farewell Wonderful Patches

Patches was a kids’ pony for over 20 years. She was patient and kind to the little girls that rode her and she always kept them safe. If she felt them off balance on top of her, she would stop to let them straighten up. When…

A Very Difficult Goodbye

Charlie and Lacey left us this week after having the best year of their life. When we rescued them last year, they were 14 years old and were being put down at the animal shelter after living their whole lives in a backyard. They would have been put to sleep at the hands of strangers with fear…

Beautiful Marsha

We said goodbye this week to a great teacher, an amazing spirit and a true friend. Marsha passed away this…

Cinnamon Apple Pie

Cinnamon

Ten years ago, in 2003, we met a horse that stole our hearts and we had to bring her home. She was in so much pain she could barely walk because she had been ridden very hard and her body was destroyed. Even though…

Barn Update

13 years ago we discovered an abusive petting zoo and started taking home animals that were sick, lame, or terrified in order to heal them. One of the very first goats we took in was “Billy” the goat. He was a tiny baby, only a few months old and he had horrible…

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