Meet the Animals

Green Acres Farm Sanctuary currently provides a home to over 150 animals.

Here are a few of their stories.



We have over 100 hens and 15 roosters. With the popularity of backyard chicken coops, there is a growing number of older hens that are unwanted once they have stopped laying eggs and many rejected roosters that were mistaken for hens as chicks.

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We’ve also given safe refuge to many ex-layer hens. These rescued battery caged hens were once confined and stacked in cages with space no bigger than the size of an ipad. We would like to build additional coops in the future to provide a safe place for more hens and roosters. You can help make this happen by donating.





Our diverse family of ducks is made up of Mallard, Pekin, Campbell, Muscovy, and Indian Runners. Several of our ducks had been dumped and abandoned while others needed to be relocated because their flock was being killed off by predators. Now they all have a safe place to nest and call home.




Mr. G, our only goose, came to live at Green Acres with his best friend, Rockstar the rooster. He is protector, peacemaker, and friend to the flock of chickens he calls family. Because of a deformed neck Mr.G had been run off by others until he bonded with Rockstar and together they came to Green Acres Farm Sanctuary. Mr.G maybe a goose but he loves his chickens.




Six beautiful turkeys currently call Green Acres home: Prince and Duke (pictured here), Mr. Watson, Calvin, Hazel, and Willy.



Twenty-one goats now call Green Acres Farm Sanctuary their home.


This is Buford our first goat, and, in fact, our first resident! Buford was abandoned by his owners when they sold their house and the new homeowners didn’t want him either. We can’t imagine how anyone could just leave Buford behind because he is such a funny and friendly character.










Eighteen sheep now call Green Acres Farm Sanctuary their home.


Our shy Hamilton was the sole survivor of his small flock after coyotes attacked. Before we were able to rescue him he had to live among the dead remains for several days. Hamilton still shows signs of his traumatic past but has found a safe place at Green Acres.


Meet Hugo, Mia, and Peeta who were abandoned and had to watch the rest of their herd slowly be killed off by predators. Fortunately for these three, they were rescued and transported to Green Acres Farm Sanctuary where they will have safe shelter and pasture.



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In January of 2016, Green Acres Farm Sanctuary, along with several other rescues, assisted law enforcement in seizing starving, sick, and pregnant animals off a filthy property piled with carcasses. Today Judi, Wilson, Wilbur, Charlotte, Serena, Pikachu, Bosley and Leslie are happy, healthy and living the life they deserve at Green Acres.







Daisy is a POA Quater horse mare and Nash is an Arabian gelding. Nash and Daisy came to Green Acres Farm Sanctuary when their caretaker had to escape a violent marriage. We were glad to be able to provide Nash and Daisy with a loving home and give their former caretaker a chance to seek safety with peace of mind.

In 2014, our sweet old Nash was diagnosed with PPID, or pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, commonly called Equine Cushings Syndrome. As a result of this devastating hormonal disorder, Nash has had metabolic-caused laminitis and severe coffin bone rotation. Over the years we have made costly efforts that have kept Nash comfortable, like six inches of sand in his stall area, a special diet and daily medications. 



Meet Festus Jackson, a sometimes feisty but always lovable donkey. He likes his head scratched, enjoys carrots, and seems most intrigued by children. Festus had been deemed not adoptable and had a dim future when we were asked to give him a safe and permanent home. At Green Acres Farm Sanctuary animals are allowed to be themselves with no human expectations.

Ruby was quite unique because she was a hinny: her mother was a donkey and her father was a horse. Hinnies are an exact opposite cross as a mule and are even more rare. Some say hinnies are smarter than horses and less stubborn than donkeys.

Sadly we lost Ruby in June of 2017. She was stoic and brave but her little body could not fight against cancer’s devastation. Ruby taught so many people what a hinny was…rare and unique. Behind her shy demeanor Ruby was a sweet and gentle girl who loved to be brushed, get back rubs from her best friend Festus and over the fence neck massages from Sterling. Although tiny in size, Ruby’s presence was large and will remain with us forever. She will be deeply missed by all.



11265602_885900571455837_566855014634695384_o (1) Ruby and her daughter Pearl were surrendered to us by a couple who had been raised in the cattle industry. Over the years they grew to recognize the cruelty of eating meat and became vegan. Now in ill health, they were no longer able to provide for Ruby and Pearl but did not want to sell them to buyers for breeding and slaughter. Fortunately, they learned about Green Acres Farm Sanctuary and Pearl and Ruby will join Hershey to live out their whole lives teaching people to see cows as loving creatures not food.

21122558_1476140029098552_7663180974137248593_o (1) Hershey came to live at Green Acres at just a few days old, rescued from an auction where he would have been sold as veal. He is a happy and loving young steer now. You can read more about Hershey’s story here




In late December 2017 we welcomed Cupcake into the Green Acres family. 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 care.







Green Acres Farm Sanctuary provides an on going foster program for SafeHaven Humane Society in Albany, Oregon, Salem Friends of Felines, and One Tail at a Time – Portland. Through this program we have been able to give countless cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies a safe place until they can be adopted into their forever homes.