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Happy Animal Project attends the Farm Animal Care Conference at Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary

Heaven on earth for rescued farm animals – Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY

Last September, Happy Animal Project attended the Farm Animal Care Conference at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY.

We spent three days engaging with Farm Sanctuary staff and the rescued animals who live at the sanctuary. Our mornings were spent learning about topics such as effective fundraising, program administration, educational outreach and shelter maintenance.

Mindy & Thunder

Mindy hanging with Thunder the steer during the Farm Animal Care Conference

Most of our time was spent working directly with the animals, learning about their unique health challenges and daily care needs.


Learning how to give health checks to sheep

Sam and Pig

Learning how to give health checks to pigs


Learning how to give health checks to turkeys

Exam & Surgery Room

The exam & surgery room at Farm Sanctuary’s Melrose Animal Hospital


Learning how to give health checks to ducks

It gave us a much greater understanding of what it takes to rescue and provide life-long care for farm animals in a sanctuary setting.

We were also able to spend plenty of time cuddling with the rescued farm animals.

Sam and Calf

Samantha hanging with a calf.

Mindy & Sheep

Mindy hanging with the sheep

Sam & Chicken

Samantha giving some love to a rescued chicken


Spending time with the goats

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. It was America’s first shelter for farm animals and is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization.

There’s no better place than Farm Sanctuary to learn how to care for rescued farm animals. There are over 500 rescued farm animals at their location in Watkins Glen, NY and every one of them have a name and they are very well cared for. Farm Sanctuary does an amazing job and we are so fortunate that they take the time to pass their extensive knowledge on to others who want to do the same work.

Thank you Farm Sanctuary!



Mindy Falzarano

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