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Saying Goodbye

We had previously posted this earlier this week, but have added the details of the memorial for Dorothy Davies:

Date: Saturday, October 9, 1:00-5:00 pm

Place: SASHA Farm, 17901 Mahrle Road, Manchester MI 48158

Masks are required

Light refreshments will be served

Memorial contributions in honor of Dorothy’s legacy may be given to SASHA Farm (checks made out to SASHA Farm and mailed to PO Box 222, Manchester MI 48158 OR donations by Credit Card made from the SASHA Website ).

This is the posting we never wanted to write.

We are broken-hearted to share that on Sunday evening September 19, all of the animal world and those of us who work in rescue lost a savior, an incredible human being and a woman whose strength and tenacity saved countless companion and farmed animals for over 30 years. Dorothy Davies, who with her husband Monte Jackson, had been rescuing animals since the 80’s, has passed away.

She started her rescue work with dogs and cats in the local community and beyond, including Katrina dogs and farmed animals who needed the spacious pastures and barns of Dorothy and Monte’s local Michigan farm to find safety from slaughter, abandonment and abuse.

We will always remember Dorothy for her strength and compassion for farmed animals, who rarely received attention from rescuers at the time she started her work. Not only did she speak out in the community and in other forums, she also helped to care for the animals that SASHA Farm rescued.

She was truly a voice for those who could not speak for themselves.

There must be a very special heaven for people like Dorothy. If there is, we know she is there helping all the companion and farmed animals who are crossing the “Bridge” with her. We will miss you always Dorothy. You are a shining star in the heavens now, but we will carry on your work. We will never forget what you have done for the animals.

(At this point we ask that all of our incredible SASHA supporters respect the family’s need for solitude and privacy at this time, and please do not text or call the family with questions, as they are bombarded, as you might imagine).

We will have a memorial service at SASHA Farm and will keep you all posted on the dates. We will be unable to respond to questions via phone or through Facebook at this time, and our apologies in advance for that. Thank you for your continued love, support and understanding. We love you all and know you are grieving with us.

Meet the Animals: Albert and Nicolette

Albert and Nicolette came from a loving home in Michigan. Their human ‘dad’ had passed away and their loving ‘mom’ wanted to move closer to other family. Sadly, she could not take the ducks with her. SASHA had just lost two of their ducks and was grieving over their loss, so we welcomed Einstein, a Pekin duck, and Nicolette, a Rouen duck.

They were bonded, having lived together for their entire lives. Because we already had an Einstein, we changed his name to Albert, and he caught on!

Albert is very protective of Nicolette, who sometimes tells him in no uncertain terms that she doesn’t need his protection! But they go everywhere and do everything together at SASHA. We are so grateful to have the privilege of caring for these two beauties, with their distinctive personalities. How we love our ducks!

And, oh, by the way, Albert won the Best Hairstyle of 2021 contest! He didn’t let it go to his head one bit, lol!

Thank you for joining our Auction August 25 – 28 on Facebook!

Thanks to all who participated in our auction

A great time was had by all, and the SASHA animal residents thank you from the bottom of their hearts. We love you!!!

Meet Sofia, Isabella, and Diego!! You may know them as the Khart Kids and if you’ve attended past SASHA Farm events, you may have seen their wonderful SASHA animal resident paintings, crafts, and sculptures created from plastic bags. When they heard that our 2021 summer events were going to be virtual only, that didn’t stop them. In past years, they have offered their incredible animal sculptures onsite at events for a donation of $50 each. They sold quickly!

This year, they’ve created even more pieces and provided them to the SASHA Farm staff as a way to share the love and help the animal residents. We are offering them on the SASHA Farm Facebook page, in an auction format, with the bidding starting for each sculpture at $25. The virtual bidding is held from Wednesday, August 25 through Saturday, August 28.

The link to our Facebook page is HERE.

Three sculptures will be up for bid each day. The bidding will begin daily at noon EST and close promptly at 8 PM EST. Highest bidders will be notified of next steps to take in this fun online event that will help provide food, shelter, and medical care for your favorite SASHA Farm animal residents.

Thank you for participating, and thank you Khart kids!! Attached are all the animal resident sculptures that will be up for bid starting this upcoming Wednesday. Let the bidding begin! If you’re curious about the work these young entrepreneurs are creating, check out their website at https://www.kharts.org/ and Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/kharts.org/ !