Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary Inc.: Welcome Bluey and Rusty!

In early April we welcomed an adorable calf duo all the way from Manjimup!  Bluey and Rusty, along with a group of other calves, were looking for new families since the dairy farm on which they were born did not wish to raise them.  While their rescue is a small drop in the ocean of […]

Happy tales at Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary

Anastassia Denton pets Lefty as Sue Magilavy burshes his back during a Curry Crew visit on May 29 at Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary. (Sara Welch photo) RAVENNA, Ohio —Tour guides and staff can name dozens of scenarios that landed animals at the sanctuary: goats rescued from a barn in deplorable conditions, potbellied pigs abandoned […]

Animal sanctuary boss sleeping rough to help raise crucial funds

Kevan Hodges, chief executive officer of Ferne Animal Sanctuary, is ditching his comfy bed for the great outdoors, all in the name of charity. From June 19 to 25, Kevan will be sleeping rough near the sanctuary’s stores in Devon and Somerset. This “ruff” week aims to raise awareness and vital funds for Ferne’s urgent […]

Oregon farm animal sanctuary hosts free VegFest – Here is Oregon

Tikkun Olam Farm Sanctuary VegFest attendees can meet kune kune pigs Tilly, Gloria and Cricket “who enjoy belly rubs,” said event organizer, Hadassah DeJack-Reynolds of the nonprofit Tikkun Olam Farm Sanctuary: A Healing Community for abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted farm animals. (Tikkun Olam Farm Sanctuary/Tikkun Olam Farm Sanctuary) Meet shy chicken PopTart, friendly donkeys […]

Chimps await sanctuary, while NIH still refuses to move them despite judge’s ruling

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Despite a recent court ruling and the animal welfare benefits of sanctuary retirement, media reports indicate the National Institutes of Health is still refusing to allow 26 chimpanzees warehoused in a government laboratory in New Mexico to spend the rest of their lives at Chimp Haven. These chimps have […]

Animal sanctuary takes in more pets than ever in its 40th year

An animal sanctuary in Somerset celebrating its 40th year says it is facing its toughest time yet. More than 10,000 abandoned or rescued animals have been helped by Happy Landings since it began in 1984. But more pets than ever have been brought in by desperate owners struggling to make ends meet. To support its […]

Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary Inc.: New Arrival

  In March we welcomed our newest member of the Sanctuary team – Star!  Star is a rescue from the lovely folks at A1 Wheatbelt Dog Rescue – Star found herself at the pound with her brother after her other siblings were sold. She loves car rides, already joining us on a rescue […]

New hope for 26 chimps who deserve life in a sanctuary, not a lab

By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson Twenty-six chimpanzees at a laboratory  in New Mexico have a stronger shot at spending the rest of their lives in  a sanctuary now that the National Institutes of Health has dropped its appeal in a lawsuit focused on their future.   We filed the case in 2021, charging that […]

Katjes USA Spotlights Animal Kindness with New Campaign and Supports Animal Sanctuary The Gentle Barn

Known for their plant-based gummies, Katjes USA launches a digital campaign exclusively featuring animals from an animal sanctuary. The new campaign highlights Katjes’ commitment to kindness for all animals, reflected in their use of plant-based ingredients instead of animal gelatin. From playful pigs enjoying mud baths to affectionate cows receiving cuddles, to clucky chickens giving […]

Catskill Animal Sanctuary seeks new home

Owner and executive director Kathy Stevens. (Photos by Phyllis McCabe) For over 20 years, the Catskill Animal Sanctuary has rescued thousands of animals in need at their 150-acre refuge on Old Stage Road in Saugerties. But its co-founder said increasingly wet weather brought about by climate change has made the property untenable.  “We’ve been feeling […]

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