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Our Mission & Vision

Providing life-long sanctuary to horses and farm animals suffering neglect, abuse, or abandonment.

Together we can create a safe and peaceful refuge for animals in need, showing kindness and compassion for all animals.

A look back at our virtual benefit for the animals in 2020. Tune in for an update from the founders, a virtual tour, and an important update from our Board of Directors.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Sunset feeding with Ellen 🥰🥰 Sweet Ellen has been living in the house the past few weeks after having some issues with her roomies. We are not sure what provoked the others, but they were all being mean to the sweetest chicken ever, Ellen. It was brutally cold and we were afraid that maybe Ellen was sick, and that the others knew something we didn’t (as chickens often do), but we are happy to say she is just fine! She moved in with us, had a bath and received the preventative medical care she needed just in case. With the warm weather this week she’s been able to hang out while we start our spring cleanup and visit with everyone outside again 🙏
#bekindtoallkinds #animalrescue #farmsanctuary #ellenatssar
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Family dust bathing 🥰 #friendsnotfood #animalrecue #allanimalsdeservelove #kindness #compassion #farmsanctuary #ellenatssar ...

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Samantha Jones & Ellen keeping cool in the shade today 😎😎 #ellenatssar ...

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Dust bathing season is back and Ellen is here for it! 🙏🐓♥️ The chickie coop was outfitted with cute little ramps for Ellen yesterday. We noticed her not going into the first floor nesting box to sleep like she used to, and struggling to get up the step to leave the coop and go outside. She has struggled with a little soreness on her right side in the past - but these ramps have given her the confidence to keep up with the other ladies! Yay Ellen!
#friendsnotfood #bekindtoallkinds #animalrescue #farmsanctuary #ellenatssar
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The snow is melting and the chickies are venturing out with us a little farther than their covered porch these days! Ellen is getting back into her fitness routine but we’re still at the walk/jog stage. Hopefully soon we will have soft grass and momentum for some good runs together!
Thanks for the inspiration @temarabrown !

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Ellen & Mariah enjoyed their first dirt bath here! Keep them off your plate 🙏
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Meet Ellen! Ellen and her sister Mariah were part of a group of almost 40 chicks hatched to be experimented on at a university. The experiment was six weeks, and they got a second chance to live a good life thanks to one of the researchers. All birds were placed in excellent homes!
We are so grateful to the Browns’ Microsanctuary who fostered and cared for these girls for us until they were ready to travel. Five of them arrived last Wednesday with Critter Cabs. Mariah and Ellen will stay with us, and the other three continued on to Contented Clucks Microsanctuary.
These sweet girls are Cornish Crosses, also often referred to as ‘broilers’ (raised for flesh). They want to eat all the time and are bred to get really big at a young age. During the experiment, they were given the same diet they'd have in a factory farm. When released they were already having health issues from their large size. They've all improved so much on their new healthy diet and outdoor time!
#friendsnotfood #eatbeansnotbeings #ellenatssar
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