MEET OUR ANIMALS

BOXER

WILBUR & LIL'BUR

MY GIRL

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Saved from a New Holland PA Kill Pen, Boxer, a sweet two-year-old Persheron was found malnourished, beaten up and standing with his hind legs underneath him from a too young of age work life.  On January 10th, 2020 we had to say good bye to Boxer. I won't go into detail as to his exact condition at this point but suffice to say we couldn't allow him to feel any more pain.It was an extremely painful decision and one that many rescues have to face, as very often we are picking up the remains of an animal that has suffered dreadfully at the hand of man. Boxer's short life of less than three years was caused by ignorance and neglect. We gave him 15 months of love and care, with high hopes that he would pull through but it wasn't meant to be. His will to live was not enough. His poor body could not match his tenacity and with a heavy heart we made the decision to give him the final gift of a pain free passing. May his beautiful spirit now be free of the chains of his crippled body. God speed my beautiful boy..  

MY GIRL

WILBUR & LIL'BUR

MY GIRL

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I picked this sweet little grey mare that was doing her best to move under saddle with a rough rider with heavy hands, from a Kill Pen in Bastrop LA.  There was just something about her. No matter how brutally hard the rider was she did her best to please.  She is an aged horse worked to the bone.  She was very skinny and loaded with parasites. She is an amazing little mare and great riding horse, we are elated that she can live the rest of her life here peacefully at our Sanctuary.  It costs $17 a dayto care for, feed and shelter My Girl.

WILBUR & LIL'BUR

WILBUR & LIL'BUR

WILBUR & LIL'BUR

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:  I saved these two beautiful mules from the New Holland PA Kill Pen in  February of 2019.  They came to us very thin, ribs and hip bones protruding, infested with parasites and one with the affliction of choke.  In just a few short months, Kay was able to fine tune a diet that has since remedied the choke and both mules now enjoy a very healthy weight. It costs $20 a day each to shelter, feed, and care for Wilbur and Lil'bur.

SCULPIN

SCULPIN

WILBUR & LIL'BUR

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A thoroughbred ousted because he wasn’t fast enough – Kay outbid a meat buyer at the Unadilla NY Auction for $400.  He was covered in rain rot that even affected his eyes and face. As we treated his rain rot the hair peeled off leaving oozing sores caused by this painful fungus infection.  Had Kay not saved Sculpin he would have gone to Canada or Mexico for slaughter.  It costs $17 per day to shelter, feed and care for Sculpin.

MAGIC

SCULPIN

MAGIC

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Magic came out of New Holland the same day as Patches in October 2018.  I felt so sorry for this little mare who was only 12 hands and was having to deal with aggressive horses and equally aggressive handlers.  She adores people, however doesn't like to be around other horses.  It takes cruelty, bullying and abuse to create a horse that doesn’t want to socialize with other horses.  She needs a little paddock and run in shed of her own, so she can have peace. Cost of a new paddock and run-in shed will cost $8,000.  It costs $17 a day to shelter, feed and care for Magic.  

STAR

SCULPIN

MAGIC

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A seventeen-year-old morgan pony, standing 14.2 hands.  Star spent his entire life pulling a buggy for the Amish.  We took him because we didn’t want to see him go to auction.  An Amish friend of mine told me about Star before his owners sent him to New Holland Sales Auction and I agreed to take him in.  Star costs $17 per day to care for, shelter and feed Star.

RAY

COREY & TREVOR

COREY & TREVOR

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A well-bred thoroughbred whose half-sister sold for $120,000 in 2015 who ended up at a low-end auction facility in upstate NY.  Someone one though it a bright idea to castrate him before auction to make him more saleable by using sedation and a dirty penknife on the side of the road. Ray had a raging infection from this cruel act and had to be re-castrated and cleaned up once we had saved him.  I paid the renderer the purchase price plus $50, a total of $250 – for a highly bred thoroughbred horse that was destined to become fertilizer.  It costs $17 per day to shelter, feed and care for Ray.

COREY & TREVOR

COREY & TREVOR

COREY & TREVOR

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Cory and Trevor 14 year old Persheron geldings who’s elderly owner had health issues and neglected to feed these gentle giants. They had spent the best part of a snowy, cold winter digging for grass in the snow behind an old barn, hidden from the road and public view.  They were each approx 800lbs underweight when they arrived and it has taken the best part of 18 months to get them back to a good point of health and weight.  Their daily feed and care costs are $25 each.

PATCHES

COREY & TREVOR

PATCHES

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This incredibly sweet little quarter horse pony was saved from the New Holland PA Kill Pen.  She was most likely a horse-riding “camp Pony”. Kay outbid the kill buyer at $275 and brought her home.  She is old and worn out, is on daily pain medication Previcox, and also has no teeth. She cannot eat hay – so she lives on a daily regimen of hay stretcher and senior feed.  It costs $20 a day to shelter, feed and care for Patches.

TAO

REPEAT

PATCHES

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Tao came from New Holland Kill Pen.  He never ran through the auction, as he was a Thoroughbred who was meant to disappear to Mexico. The owner or trainer sold the colt to a kill buyer who Kay has dealt with over the years. He was destined for slaughter in Mexico without anyone knowing about it.  He was a racing horse – and the owner/trainer did not want anyone to know they were sending him to slaughter.  It costs $17 per day to shelter, feed and care for Tao.

PETE

REPEAT

REPEAT

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Pete and Repeat were pulled out of a kill pen in New Holland PA in 2015 –  they had spent their entire lives as partners on an old Amish farm, so it was vital we take them both.  They have never been separated and  never will be. It was either be saved by Kay or go to slaughter for meat.  They came to us very skinny and old.  They are worn out and need a special diet to keep their weight on during the winter months due to their age.

REPEAT

REPEAT

REPEAT

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Pete and Repeat were pulled out of a kill pen in New Holland PA in 2015 –  they had spent their entire lives as partners on an old Amish farm, so it was vital we take them both.  They have never been separated and  never will be. It was either be saved by Kay or go to slaughter for meat.  They came to us very skinny and old.  They are worn out and need a special diet to keep their weight on during the winter months due to their age.

THE GOATS

ROMULUS & BEVERLY

ROMULUS & BEVERLY

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Saved from the Hackettstown NJ Auction House, Kay outbid the kill buyer for all 5 goats. The kill buyer would have taken the goats into Queens where they are butchered in various unregulated places. Total purchase was $675 to save these goats from slaughter.  It costs $22 a day to shelter, feed and care for our goats.

ROMULUS & BEVERLY

ROMULUS & BEVERLY

ROMULUS & BEVERLY

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Romulus came from a Bastrop LA kill pen.  A kill buyer sent me a video of him saying he was a good mule who really shouldn’t go to slaughter as he had “plenty of mileage left in him, are you interested?” He came up with his partner Remus, another aged mule who we sadly lost to colic last year.  Beverly came from an Amish Farm in NY.  She has low ringbone in her left front. We took her as we didn’t want to see her ship to New Holland for auction. She would definitely have been on a one-way trip to a slaughter house had she run through an auction sale.

OLAF

ROMULUS & BEVERLY

OLAF

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Olaf was given sanctuary after his original owners grand children lost interest in him. The vet puts him at

around 30 years old. Olaf has cushings disease and is on daily medication.

PRADA

PEANUT

OLAF

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Believe it if not but Prada is actually a standard bred cross pony. He came from out west and passed through numerous auction houses, He ended up at New Holland Sale Barn in Pennsylvania. He is 17 years old.

PEARL

PEANUT

PEANUT

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Pearl was purchased from Hacketstown Auction.  She was categorized as a "roaster pig".  She was so tiny!  She lived with a family for about a year as a house pet but soon grew too large to live in their house anymore.  She lives peacefully on our sister farm and is a beautiful member of our sanctuary.

PEANUT

PEANUT

PEANUT

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Saved from the Hackettstown NJ Market, this calf came through exceedingly malnourished and Kay outbid a meat buyer in order to insure this little baby was safe.  Although she was a bag of bones, she was considered a “soup” animal.  Now safe and gaining weight, Peanut has a permanent home at our sanctuary.  It costs $10 per day to shelter, feed and care for Peanut.