SASHA Farm Benefit Cruise September 15 – Please Join Us To Help the Animals!


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Below, you will read about two of the 250 SASHA Farm animal residents who could all use your help as we prepare for the winter ahead. You can help each one of them when you purchase tickets for your unforgettable experience cruising down the Detroit River on the Diamond Belle. Jefferson and Frankie and all the other animal residents will be forever grateful for your support!


  • Many of you have asked whether the food served will be vegan. Please note that ALL food served on the cruise by The Moveable Feast will be VEGAN and there will be gluten free options. 
  • Please RSVP by September 7th to if you plan to buy a ticket on or after that date.
  • Parking is $5.00, not included in the ticket price.
  • No outside beverages can be brought onto the boat.
  • Boarding is at 5:45 PM and sailing is promptly at 6:00 PM.  LATE ARRIVALS WILL MISS THE BOAT.
  • Go to the end of this posting to find a map to the boat dock.


This is Jefferson, a Polled brown and white Hereford steer.  He was raised about 10 miles south of Manchester, MI, and sold at an auction just north of Manchester in 2003. But it appeared that this noble beauty couldn’t bear the thought of being someone’s dinner, so he escaped the Eastern Market slaughterhouse in Detroit where he had a “date with death.”  He ran for his life across several busy Detroit streets, before being captured and tranquilized on Jefferson Ave, hence his name. Miraculously,  many compassionate people helped Jefferson find his lifetime home at SASHA Farm, where he will now spend the rest of his life surrounded by other cows, pigs, horses, chickens, sheep, goats and adoring humans.

Meet Frankie. When he was rescued from a Calhoun County (MI) hoarding case in 2015 (with Flopsy, Mazzy, and other goats and sheep), he had been living in a dog crate, and could barely walk when his rescuers opened the door of his crate to give him his freedom. Now, no one can keep him from running with joy in the pasture!  Frankie loves his life at SASHA Farm, and he loves all the humans who love him back!


You will enjoy dynamic views of the Detroit and Windsor skylines during a 3 hour late summer afternoon cruise on the Diamond Belle River Boat. Your cruise will be complete with a cash bar,  hot vegan hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and desserts prepared by The Moveable Feast. Sean Blackman and his band will be playing music during the cruise.

Date is Saturday September 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Ticket price is $100.00 per person. Dock and parking is at the foot of Joseph Campau – address is 201 Joseph Campau. Parking is available for $5.00 (not included in the ticket price).


Don’t miss this wonderful experience while helping the SASHA animal residents at the same time!

SASHA Farm Benefit Cruise: Saturday, September 15

This benefit cruise may very well be the highlight of your fall season!  This unique and unforgettable experience on the Diamond Belle River Boat will take us for a leisurely cruise down the Detroit River. We’ll enjoy dynamic views of the Detroit and Windsor skylines,  watching the sun slowly set over the water, all to the sounds of Sean Blackman’s music. Also included in your ticket price are scrumptious vegan hors d’oeuvres and desserts courtesy of The Moveable Feast. A cash bar will also be available.

This 3 hour cruise begins at 6pm and ends at 9pm.  Please note that boarding starts at 5:45 and the boat departs promptly at 6pm!  The dock is located at 201 Joseph Campau Avenue, Detroit, MI. 48207.

What better way to spend a Saturday night?   And best of all, you’ll be helping the SASHA animal residents like our most recent arrival, “Little Lamb”,  whose story is below.

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased HERE.  Sponsorships for this event are available and can be purchased HERE.

Questions? Contact Bob Harvie at

We are looking forward to spending a very special evening with you on September 15. Please BUY  YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Remember, that every ticket purchased will help “Little Lamb” and all the other animal residents who call SASHA Farm their home. Read “Little Lamb’s” story below:

The Story of “Little Lamb”:  A very tiny lamb was born in May of 2018 on a very large sheep farm. She was rejected by her mother, most likely because of her size, and left to die.  A young girl named Bri heard of her plight, and rescued her while she was only a few days old. Bri bottle fed her new little friend, while also playing with her and comforting her. Bri’s nurturing worked, and the little lamb grew, soon becoming too big to live inside. Having visited SASHA Farm, Bri knew exactly where she wanted the lamb to spend the rest of her days. While it was a tearful goodbye, SASHA welcomed the lamb with open arms. Bri returned home, certain in the knowledge that her friend had found a safe and loving forever home and knowing she could visit the lamb often.

We are very grateful for all that Bri has done. With over 2 million sheep slaughtered in the US yearly (the majority of them being lambs) her quick and compassionate actions saved this baby from an unthinkable future.  Because of the actions of one young girl, Little Lamb is forever safe.

Please join us on this cruise and you will be helping “Little Lamb” as well as all of  the SASHA Farm animal residents. Thank you for helping us save so many lives!!

SASHA Farm Humane Fair 2018 – A Great Success Thanks to YOU!

Although the wind blew some gusts our way every once in a while, and a little rain came down here and there, it was a beautiful day for all our SASHA Farm visitors and supporters who came out to the Humane Fair on July 22.

You met representatives from other animal advocacy organizations (see list below). You saw a presentation by Brece Clark, the Humane Cowboy, met Anonymous for the Voiceless, and talked to the SASHA Farm founders, Dorothy Davies and Monty Jackson, in a very enjoyable and informative Q&A session. Your children enjoyed our new Children’s Corner and got to meet Wonder Woman. Many of you joined tours of the farm and you learned all about the 250 animal residents and how they came to live at SASHA Farm. You visited the animal areas and talked to dedicated volunteers who told you more about the pigs, goats, cows, horses, birds, sheep and all other animal species who live at SASHA Farm. You learned the names of many animals and now you know their stories. You met or re-acquainted yourself with Bhima, Daisy Belle, and the Jersey Five. You enjoyed a great vegan buffet lunch catered by The Moveable Feast.

It was truly a great day and we thank all of you, both first time visitors and long time supporters, as well as the animal advocacy organizations, and all the volunteers and staff of SASHA Farm, for a day that we will all remember. Most of all, you helped the animal residents. Without your help, we could not keep saving farm animals in need and promoting the plant-based diet. Thank you again for everything that you do for the animals and for spreading the word!

And, thanks to the following organizations for helping to make our Humane Fair a day to remember!

Animals & Society Institute
All Species Kinship (A.S.K.)
Windsor-Detroit Farm Animal Save
Northwest Ohio Vegan Advocates
Attorneys for Animals
Run Woodstock-Charles Leister (
Bird Center of Washtenaw County
S.M.A.R.T. – Southeastern Michigan Animal Rights Team

Here are just a few pictures of this great day! Check here again soon for more! They are coming, and we can’t wait!

June Carter Cash enjoying her spa day in preparation for the visitors who will be there soon!

A tour group is starting, led by volunteer Alicia MacLean.

Beautiful peacock amazing the visitors.

SASHA Farm Founders, Monte Jackson and Dorothy Davies, greeting Humane Fair visitors. The sign on top of the hay bale reads, “Did you know that hay to feed the animals at SASHA costs between $50-$60K a year?” PLEASE HELP by donating here, on the website. The animals will be truly grateful for your help!

SASHA’s Brece Clark speaking as the Humane Cowboy.

A panoramic view of the noble cows of SASHA Farm.

Sheldon the sheep and his rescuer, young Ruby.

Sheldon happy to be saved from the auction. Thank you Ruby!


Here’s Herman (below), showing a tour group how he makes his quiet space every day.

CHECK BACK SOON FOR MORE PICTURES. The cows, pigs, horses, goats, sheep and birds want you to know how much they appreciated your visit!!