This week has been an eventful one at Farm Sanctuary’s New York Shelter, but our residents made sure to take time to explore, play, spend time with family and friends, and savor the coming of fall. Here’s a look at what a few of them have been up to this week.
Cashew and his mom Liz
Henry goat exploring his pasture
Young Cashew is getting so big!
Marjorie enjoying a grazing session
Lovebirds Clarabelle goat and Francis sheep at play.
Cynthia goat goes in for a kiss.
Brother Henry and sister Za enjoying a beautiful fall day
Gentle Stella cow was kind enough to be one of our models during the Farm Animal Care Conference
Francis sheep communing with a friend during the Farm Animal Care Conference
Aretha goat exploring the pasture
This week, we introduced Carlton here on Animals of Farm Sanctuary. At the time of his rescue, this sweet calf was thin, dehydrated, and suffering from leg problems that left him walking on his fetlocks instead of his feet. Today, he is thriving and loving Farm Sanctuary life!
Checking In with Liz, Cashew, and Jerome
Cashew’s getting big, but that doesn’t stop Liz from doting on him!
Jerome is next up to get some grooming attention from mom. This little calf came to Farm Sanctuary without his birth mother, but quickly found a family when Liz adopted him.
Liz shows Jerome the finer points of grazing.
Cashew returns mom’s grooming favor.
Cashew and Jerome are growing bigger and stronger every day, and we’re so excited to watch them grow up together, raised by their mom, at sanctuary.
Goats Enjoying a Fall Day
For Maggie (front), Tatiana (rear left), Archie (rear right), and Olive (background), the changing of the seasons is a great time to explore their expansive pasture. After all, it’s the first time young Maggie (who was born this past Christmas Eve) and her playmates Lulu & Min (born earlier this year) have ever experienced fall!
Maggie is always up for a good exploring session.
Herdmate Aretha (mom to Lulu & Min) has really settled in to Farm Sanctuary life, and we are so happy to see her thrive. Aretha, Archie, Tatiana, and Olive are among the more than 170 animals rescued from a Hudson Valley backyard butcher last fall (Aretha and Olive were pregnant at the time of the rescue).
Aretha watches over young Min.
Fun-loving Min is off to play!
Meanwhile, the little herd’s goat neighbors, including a very relaxed Otto, are also enjoying the gorgeous fall day.
Marjorie surveys her surroundings.
Fun fact: One of our recently opened Tiny Houses (part of the onsite B&B at our New York Shelter) is named for Marjorie. We’re inspired by this special girl’s resilience following her rescue from a terrible neglect case. (Of course, we’re inspired by all our residents!)
Little Henry (with his family in the background), like neighbors Maggie, Lulu, and Min, was born in safety following his mother’s rescue. Henry and his twin sister Lola have never known the trauma that mom Lucie and older sister Za experienced. Now, this special family of five is loving life together at sanctuary!
Handsome little Henry is thriving, with his tight-knit family never far away!
All About Farm Animal Care
The weekend of September 16-18 was time once again for our Farm Animal Care Conference, held at our New York Shelter. At this annual event, attendees learn about everything from hands-on farm animal care and treatment to developing programs for sanctuary visitors to running volunteer programs. Above, National Shelter Director Susie Coston gives a presentation to conference attendees in our Visitor Barn.
New York Shelter Manager Jill Tedeschi and Northern California Shelter Caregiver Sierra Sundseth demonstrate the use of a cattle chute for health care, with the help of model Stella cow.
In the sheep barn, self-appointed greeter Louise gets some attention.
Jennifer goat apparently views herself as part of the shelter staff.
Bruce soaks up attention from a new friend.
Bruce, Jennifer, and Jennifer’s brother Roger visit with conference attendees.
Francis sheep hangs out with shelter staffer Kevin.
Jill goes over duck and goose care, with the help of model Fanta.
Southern California Shelter Caregiver Daniel Singleton and Jenna chicken demonstrate the issue of fluid buildup.
Susie and Daniel show attendees how to address Jenna’s fluid buildup issue.
Susie gives a demonstration about pig care with the help of Jane pig.
Jane’s best friend Sebastian enjoys a belly rub.
Attendees enjoyed delicious vegan meals throughout the conference.
Who needs eggs? Tofu “egg” salad sandwiches and vegan Caesar salad were one part of the animal-friendly menu.
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