Posts made in January, 2018

2017 Year End Updates

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018 in Sanctuary Work | 0 comments

2017 Year End Updates

Residents In 2017 Green Acres Farm Sanctuary took in 89 farm animals. This included 44 rescued battery cage hens, 4 hens saved from religious sacrifice, a dumped duck we named West, chicks discarded because they are “unfit to sell”, Willy the one-eyed turkey, and Cupcake the pig. We are honored to provide each one a safe and loving home. Thanks to our volunteers and your donations we hope to help even more animals in 2018.   Volunteers In 2017 volunteers gave 8079 hours to keep Green Acres Farm Sanctuary operating. With no paid staff the sanctuary truly runs on volunteer power. Thank you to everyone that has given their time to help the animals. We hope to see you in 2018.   Youth Humane Education In 2017 Green Acres Farm Sanctuary hosted 17 school classes, youth groups, summer camps, and teen out reach programs. Over 177 students took educational tours and volunteered 594 hours. We believe it is important to provide an opportunity for young people to learn about, interact with, and help animals they may never otherwise meet.     Foster Program In 2017 Green Acres Farm Sanctuary fostered 55 dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens. Our foster program is a lifeline by providing loving care and a safe place for scared stray cats, abandoned kittens, and pregnant dogs scheduled to be euthanized. Thanks to our volunteers and your donations we hope to help even more animals find their forever homes in...

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Welcome, Cupcake!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Sanctuary Work | 1 comment

Welcome, Cupcake!

Our first ever pig resident moved in just in time to call Green Acres his (forever!) home for the holidays. Eleven months ago Cupcake was bought as a piglet to be a 4-H project. He was raised, shown, and became part of his human family. It wasn’t until he had been auctioned at the fair that the reality of his fate finally set in. Fearing they were too late, his family tracked down where Cupcake had gone, and by a miracle, Cupcake had not been sent to the butcher but to yet another livestock auction. A determined mom sat all day to buy back the pig that had touched them so much with his loving and kind personality. As the family adjusts their diet, they have vowed never to raise a pig for food again. We’re happy to give Cupcake a safe place to call home where he can show even more people that pigs are smart, loving animals that deserve compassion and...

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