December 10, 2013: Galaxie was diagnosed as having thin soles. She is somewhat ouchy now but the vet has recommended shoes and pads which should help with her comfort.
November 23, 2013: Galaxie has returned to Happy Trails until she is able to find her new home. She is settling in well and is loved by all of the animal caregivers!
November 4, 2013: Galaxie is a small appaloosa mare originally rescued from a neglect case in Deerfield. She was adopted out to a family who recently made the hard decision to return her. Happy Trails is looking to find a forever home for this great mare! She is respectful and courteous and seems to be a quick learner. She is green and needs an experienced handler. Once she has some training she will be a wonderful addition to any family. She is currently being fostered at Moxie Stables where a few of the girls have been working with her. She has only been ridden a handful of times, however, she now lunges with a saddle on, has been bridled, and has been schooled on ground manners. The best thing about her is her personality. She calls out to anyone who approaches the field in greeting. If you have the ability, give us a call!
Company / Facility:
Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary -
Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Inc. is a non-profit (501c3) organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and provides an adoption program for abused, abandoned, and neglected farm animals such as horses, ponies, pot belly pigs, farm pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, sheep, goats, and cattle. Happy Trails serves the entire state of Ohio and any other state requesting our help, and works in cooperation with county humane societies, animal protective leagues, and local and state law enforcement officers. Animals in our program must have been removed from a situation of abuse, neglect or abandonment by law officials, and cruetly charges must be filed against the person(s) responsible for the crime.
Happy Trails does NOT accept owner surrenders. We do not accept farm animals or horses from owners who simply no longer want their farm pet or wish to sell their farm pet or horse.
We provide the rescued farm animals and equine with medical care, proper nutrition, clean and safe housing, and as much TLC as possible. We work in cooperation with a variety of other rescue groups, both local and out of state, to network and help find homes for the rescued farm animals.
Our adoption program allows for the rescued farm animals to be adopted as a family pet only. Once a farm animal is accepted by Happy Trails, they are no longer allowed to be placed back into food production, nor are they allowed to be bred or used for exploitation in any way.
The Happy Trails Amish Horse Retirement Program, an extended part of our original rescue program, accepts Amish-owned buggy and plow horses that can no longer serve their Amish families. The acceptance criteria is that the horse is surrendered directly from its Amish owner, and that it is donated to the Amish Horse Retirement Program. These horses are then given an overall health and wellness medical examination, updated with vaccinations and a consistent worming schedule, have their hooves trimmed, and are made available for adoption.f