October 11, 2020
We only had Randy for a few months, but in that time he touched many lives. Although he had a rough start in life you would never know it due to his happy disposition. He had already earned several nicknames, which is always an indication of a beloved family member. He was Randy, Randall, and Macho-Man Randy Savage.
Randy was a cryptorchid, meaning he had a retained testicle. Although he was castrated as a young goat, he was still essentially an intact male. He wandered the courtyard with the pigs longing to be with his goat friends. He was ALWAYS craving love and affection and we were there to give it to him. He was the perfect sidekick.
So we did what we thought was best for him. We brought him to the vet to have this situation resolved via surgery. This would allow him to live out his life in the company of other goats. Sadly, he died on the operating table.
We buried him on the grounds of our sanctuary and think and talk of him often. He definitely left a lasting impression on our hearts. He is truly missed. RIP Randy - we will love you forever!
Remembering a Sweet Hen
June 23, 2021
We lost a sweet friend yesterday.
This sweet hen was over 8 years old and lived a happy full life at the sanctuary. She had many human and animal friends here at the farm.
She was given the chance to walk about freely, dustbathe, scratch for food and have no demand put on her to lay eggs or do anything for anyone else.
She just got to be her hen self.
We brought her to the vet yesterday but she had a severe respiratory problem and couldn’t recover. 😢
She will be lovingly buried with our other animals who have died on the farm.
We will miss her presence and will think of her often.
We will love you forever!
October 10, 2021
Sally was a sweet soul with beautiful eyes and the cutest crooked smile. She was one of the first animals you'd see when you arrived at the sanctuary. You actually felt like Sally was smiling at you and so happy to see you each and every time. She made YOU feel special.
We're not sure what happened to Sally but like to think that she died peacefully in her sleep. We were told that she had a thyroid tumor but it didn't seem to bother her all that often. Just once and awhile we would notice her not eating but it seemed to pass each time.
Sally was only with us for less than a year but did she ever have an impact! EVERYONE loved her. We especially enjoyed watching her relationship with little Noel, a rescued sheep that came to us as a baby. Sally looked after her, made sure she had plenty to eat and a nice place to nap.
We are really grateful Sally got to live here surrounded by so many animals and people who loved her. She was magical!
Rest In Peace. Sally. You've brought us incredible joy in your short time with us. We will love you forever!
April 19, 2022
Phoenix arrived to HFS in June 2021. He arrived in dire need of medical attention. And he arrived unwanted by the people who purchased him only to kill him. He suffered from a condition called bumblefoot, which is very painful. And he had broken wings. Although we could not fix his broken wings, we tried to treat his badly infected foot.
The volunteers, especially Robine, Kelly and Allison tried to make him better and keep him comfortable.
He was given a safe place to heal, friends to be with, bowls of tasty handmade salads and lots of love showered upon him during his almost year with us.
We find solace in the fact that he died surrounded by friends, in a warm bed and very loved!
You will never be forgotten and will live in our hearts forever, sweet Phoenix!
You are now pain-free and soaring above us - rise, Phoenix, rise ❤