THANK YOU for GIVING to the SASHA Animal Residents

Our five new piglets and all the other 350 animal residents at SASHA Farm THANK YOU for your generous and compassionate donations on Giving Tuesday. You have helped to make their lives even better at SASHA Farm now that winter is upon us, and your gifts will go entirely to their food and medical care. Thank you again for your loving kindness.

 

All of our animal residents are so grateful for your support, like this little piglet from North Carolina, one of five who recently joined us, having been rescued from a dire situation where they were all deemed to be too small and sickly, and of no value. Now, they are growing and thriving, loving their lives at SASHA Farm!

SASHA’s New Shirts – Last Day to Order is December 3!

A great holiday gift for family and friends, or, why not treat yourself? And, you’ll be helping all those awesome sheep and goats at SASHA Farm.  Deadline for ordering is Midnight on Monday, December 3rd.

ORDER HERE and make the holidays even happier for the SASHA Farm animal residents!

We realized we had never celebrated our sheep and goats with their very own shirt. So here it is! Some of your favorites got together one nice fall day to pose,  and they hope you will love the resulting shirt as much as they do!

Celebrate Dave Ramsey, Sheldon, Suzy, Frankie and Mazzy (from L to R on the shirt below), and all the other sheep and goats at SASHA Farm by purchasing their shirt and helping to provide food and medical care throughout the winter months.

You will have the choice of  several styles and colors, shown below, and they will ship just in time for the holidays.  Follow this LINK to go to our Bonfire campaign which is running now through December 3rd, with shirts shipping between December 12 and 21st.

And, many thanks to Sheldon’s rescuer, Ruby, who came up with the original shirt idea, and to SASHA volunteer Grace Taylor for creating the design in honor of these beautiful beings!

Here are the stories of the featured animal residents:

This shirt and your purchase are in honor of  Dave Ramsey the ram, Sheldon the sheep, Suzy the lamb, and Frankie and Mazzy, the goats. Each has a story to tell.

Dave Ramsey was a former petting zoo ram who was bullied by the other animals as he became older and was going to be “retired”, so SASHA Farm became his safe haven. Sheldon was a 4H lamb raised to be sold as meat but was rescued from slaughter by a young girl who brought him to SASHA Farm. She now supports Sheldon through her pet sitting business.  Suzy was born on a large sheep farm where she was rejected by her mother and had no value to the farm. A compassionate girl bottle fed her in her home, eventually giving her to SASHA where Suzy could be with other lambs and sheep. Mazzy and Frankie were victims of a hoarding case. Both were held in small enclosures (Frankie in a dog crate) at this “hobby farm.” When they first came to SASHA with many other goats and sheep from this farm, Frankie was unable to walk. Now, he and Mazzy run free in the beautiful SASHA Farm pastures.

Thank you for helping these animals celebrate every day at SASHA Farm. We celebrate YOU for your support and love!

The Survivors – Loving Life at SASHA Farm

As colder weather approaches, Bob (left, above) and Sugar love to snuggle together in their warm bed. These “two peas in a pod” enjoy the comfortable and safe environment that SASHA provides them, along with the endless love they receive from their humans. This wasn’t always the case, as these two beautiful beings were part of the Livingston County Dairy Farm Cruelty Case you may have read about in previous posts.

Though they were terribly mistreated, left to die, and still babies when they arrived at SASHA, they beat the odds and are happily thriving with all of the other animals at our sanctuary. Sadly, 70 others didn’t make it out of that horrific situation. However, their spirits live on through all the survivors, and we will be forever thankful to have them to care for. Each individual reminds us of why we do what we do, and all have their own stories to tell. In the end, compassion wins. Here’s to Sugar and Bob and to all the survivors! 

Below you will see Humphrey the pig, the third surviving pig, who is playful and loving, and so happy being with all his SASHA Farm pig buddies, like Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. You’ll also see below the cows Danny, Buford, and Leo, the Holsteins; and Maitri and Sienna, the Brahman/Guernsey mixes.

Thank you to all of our supporters and sponsors who have helped these cows and pigs to know new lives here at SASHA, free from harm. We are so proud to have all eight survivors as part of the SASHA Farm family.  We hope their story inspires you to show kindness to all species, and to see them as friends, not food!

Humphrey – loves to play!

Left to Right: Sienna, Danny, Maitri, Leo, and Buford – knowing that they are home and together, loved and cared for always

Buford – noble but gentle

Danny – friendly and fun-loving