Two Part-Time Positions

We are looking for two experienced people to fill part-time positions (20 hours).

Administrative AssistantAdmin Assist

  • Clerical
  • Social Media
  • Event Planning

Starting pay dependent upon prior experience and skills.  Increased compensation and consideration for full-time employment will be given after a 90 days training period.

 

 

Goats and GaterShelter Caregiver

  • Animal Care
  • Shelter Maintenance
  • Volunteer Management

Starting pay dependent upon prior experience and skills.  Increased compensation and consideration for full-time employment will be given after a 90 days training period.

Contact Dorothy Davies for more information at: Dorothy@sashafarm.org

 

SEEKING AMAZING VEGAN BAKED GOODS!

cupcake,jpgWe are having our annual Spring Social on May 15, 2016.  The amazing vegan baked goods that get donated to the fundraiser are always a big hit with the visitors and help us to raise more money to care for the animals.

Please consider donating to our Spring Social fundraiser bake sale.  All items must be made with 100% vegan ingredients.  The items should be packaged or wrapped for sale with an ingredient list attached.

To donate or for more information, please email: info@sashafarm.org

Thank you!

 

 

Spring Social and Open House

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SAVE THE DATE!  Sunday, May 15, 2016 is our annual Spring Social fundraiser and Open House, here at the sanctuary.  We hope you’ll be able to make it!  This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet the animals on guided tours throughout the day, hear their stories, and learn more about living with compassion.  Our friends from Shimmy Shack (the amazing vegan food truck!) will be here, so you can get yourself some delicious animal-friendly eats.  Most importantly, we look forward to sharing the importance of animal advocacy with you all.

Questions? Contact bob@sashafarm.org

 

***IMPORTANT NOTE!!!*** For the safety of all, please do not bring dogs.  We know you love your canine friends, and we do too!  It is for this reason that we do not allow dogs to visit the sanctuary…we want everyone to stay safe!  This applies to the Humane Fair in August, too. Please, keep them home.

Hurry and get your tickets here:  https://secure.acceptiva.com

 

October 28, 2016 – Save The Date!

sheepThe SASHA Farm annual fundraising banquet is scheduled for Friday, October 28, 2016 at Meeting House Grand Ballroom in Plymouth, Michigan.  Please save the date and watch our website, Facebook, and Twitter for upcoming details.

We are currently looking for donations that are new and cruelty-free.  These items will be auctioned during the banquet and all the money raised from the auction will go toward the food, care, and shelter of over 300 rescued animals.

Please contact banquet@sashafarm.org if you have items to donate or any questions. Thank you!

 

 

Run for Animals

Charles Run for AnimalsThe SASHA Farm/Charles Leister Run Woodstock Fundraising Campaign is your opportunity to raise donations for the animals at SASHA Farm through a 50 mile run that Charles will undertake at the Run Woodstock Festival on September 10, 2016.  The Run Woodstock Festival is a celebration of freedom and fitness during a trip back to a bygone age of nature and love, centered around a mantra of miles on beautiful trails in Michigan wilderness near Pinckney, Michigan.

Sanctuary and Safe Haven for Animals (SASHA) is the Midwest’s largest farmed animal sanctuary and is located in Manchester, Michigan.  SASHA Farm provides lifetime food, water, veterinary care, and housing for over 300 rescued farmed animals.  The sanctuary also provides the animals with affection and social interaction within their own species in a safe non-violent environment.

Rescuing and protecting animals has been an important mission at SASHA Farm for over 25 years and the sanctuary became a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization in 2001.  All donations made to SASHA Farm are tax deductible and will be used to ensure quality care for the animals now and into the future.  Please consider making a generous donation to this campaign by visiting SASHA Farm/Charles Leister Run Woodstock Fundraising Campaign.

 

Gourmet Vegan Baskets

 

This might be the most delicious time of year!

Gourmet Vegan Baskets

Thanks to some wonderful, generous, animal-friendly companies, we were once again able to assemble these baskets of gourmet treats for you to enjoy.  100% of the proceeds go directly to caring for the rescued animals at SASHA.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to the following companies for making this project possible, and for making their delicious sweets with compassion.  Everything in these baskets is vegan.  We hope you’ll get a basket and try them all!

Rescue Chocolate
Surf Sweets Organic Gummy Candy
Giddy Yoyo
Sjaak’s Organic Chocolates
Equal Exchange
UliMana
Lagusta’s Luscious
Amalia Bakery
Bon Bon Bon

Order by 3/18 for delivery in the U.S by 3/27.

Limited baskets are available. Get yours here!

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Upcoming events for 2016

Save these dates!

  1. We will have a table at VegFest in Novi, Michigan at the Suburban Collection Showplace on Sunday April 24. More details will be announced shortly.
  2. We will be hosting our Spring Social and Open House on Sunday May 15 with details to be announced in the near future.
  3. We will be hosting our second Humane Fair and Open House on Sunday August 7 with details to be announced in the near future.
  4. We will be hosting our annual silent auction and vegan banquet with the date and details to be announced once details have been worked out.  We are looking for items to be donated for this fundraising event.  Please contact banquet@sashafarm.org if you have new, cruelty-free items that you would like to donate.  We are accepting donations now!

Tour Dates for 2016 

  • Sunday April 17 (Full!)
  • Sunday June 19
  • Sunday July 10
  • Sunday September 18.
These dates are subject to change with advance notice.
  • Please RSVP to Bob at bob@sashafarm.org or call him on his cell at (248) 842-5447.
  • The tours will begin at 11:00 am and conclude no later than 2:00 pm.
  • We are again asking for a suggested donation of $10.00 per person.
  • If you want more information from board member and tour guide Bob Harvie, please email him at bob@sashafarm.org or call him on his cell at (248) 842-5447.

Tours for 2016

With the coming of Spring and allowing spring cleanup, we will be scheduling guided tours of the sanctuary on the following dates:
  • Sunday April 17 (Full!)
  • Sunday June 19
  • Sunday July 10
  • Sunday September 18.
These dates are subject to change with advance notice.
  • Please RSVP to Bob at bob@sashafarm.org or call him on his cell at (248) 842-5447.
  • The tours will begin at 11:00 am and conclude no later than 2:00 pm.
  • We are again asking for a suggested donation of $10.00 per person.
  • If you want more information from board member and tour guide Bob Harvie, please email him at bob@sashafarm.org or call him on his cell at (248) 842-5447.

Until we meet again . . .

Stevie

No matter how long an animal is with you, in your heart it is never long enough.  We were surprised and saddened this week to lose a true animal hero, our Stevie.  When Stevie first came to SASHA two years ago, our caretakers quickly realized his special qualities.  Born blind, he surely had his challenges, but with affection and proper care his personality bloomed into that of a confident and fun-loving cow.  Visitors to the sanctuary asked many questions about how he managed without sight and were awed by his abilities, lingering to watch him roam his yard and take in the attention he loved so much.  He was a teacher, helping people to understand the amazing ways animals adapt and overcome their challenges.

After his passing, we learned that Stevie had an underlying health condition which did not provide outward signs or symptoms.  True to his nature, he simply approached each day as he wished, embracing his friends, his veggie treats, and his determination.  He passed peacefully.

Stevie’s life was short, but meaningful.  While our hearts are heavy with sadness, they are also full of the wonderful moments we shared with him.  If you have a special memory of Stevie we hope that you will share that memory on our Facebook page and help us to celebrate his life.

Saying Goodbye Is So Hard

We are sad to report that Stephen Colbert passed away last week. He will be missed very much by us all. Stephen Colbert came to SASHA Farm in the Fall of 2007. A tiny pygmy goat kid, only a day or two old, he’d been taken from his mother and was being auctioned off by the pound for meat at the local livestock exchange.  Through the help of a friend Stephen came to SASHA Farm where he would live out his life free from harm and in the company of other goats. Through the years Stephen became an iconic figure here at the sanctuary. Loved by the staff and many volunteers, Stephen became one of the most photographed goats ever at SASHA Farm. We have fond memories of calling out his name and having him bleat back at you. We miss Stephen but we know he moved on to other sunny pastures. Thank you for your support and sponsorships of Stephen over the years.

Stephen Colbert when he first came to SASHA Farm.
Stephen Colbert when he first came to SASHA Farm.

 

Stephen as a kid.
Stephen as a kid.
Stephen all grown up.
Stephen all grown up.

Here is a video we made of Stephen and sent to the TV celebrity Stephen Colbert.