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We reached our goal!

Posted on: September 8th, 2016 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

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Cedar Row marched in the Holly’s Hope: Walk for Ontario Farm Sanctuaries for animals without a voice that rely on Ontario’s farm sanctuaries for shelter and a life free from cruelty and harm. 

We can’t thank those enough who donated to our GoFundMe campaign; you are truly wonderful people and we are forever grateful for your kindness, especially during a tough time at our sanctuary. We were very pleased to reach our goal with your help.

Thank-you also to those who organized the walk, especially Sharon DiGenova. It was great to spend an afternoon around like-minded people who care deeply for the plight of farmed animals. 

Finally, thank-you to those who walked with us; Sammy, Tara, Mel, & Don. We got exercise and we were able to help spread a compassionate message at the same time.

https://www.gofundme.com/cedarrowwalk

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Walk for Ontario’s Farm Sanctuaries

Posted on: July 29th, 2016 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

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Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary  will be participating in this year’s Holly’s Hope 4th Annual Walk for Ontario’s Farm Sanctuaries  on August 28th, 2016 and our goal is to raise $5,000.

Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary is Ontario’s oldest farm sanctuary and has rescued hundreds of animals from situations of abuse and neglect and has prevented hundreds more from going to the slaughterhouse. Siobhan and Peter Poole run Cedar Row along with their two children, Patrick & Cicada, and a dedicated group of volunteers.

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Not only do we provide a permanent home for nearly 80 animals but we also foster animals and find them loving homes. If we can’t take in animals due to being at capacity, we always strive to help find animals in need of a home even if we can’t provide one directly at the sanctuary.

In 2015, we rescued and placed into safe homes,  
2 goats
5 rabbits
18 pot bellied pigs
84 battery hens
8 ducks
17 backyard hens
7 turkeys
1 donkey
D’Arcy the pig

All of this comes at a great cost, both financially and emotionally.

We will be walking to raise awareness about the plight of farmed animals: the abuses they endure, their hazard to human health, and their environmental impact. We seek to gain support and compassionate treatment for farmed animals.​

Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary provides relief and care to sick, injured, distressed and ill-fated foster animals while tending to the needs of the sanctuary’s permanent farm animal residents. Your contribution supports these efforts and allows us the ability to continue to make a difference in each one of these animals’ lives. Your donations help us provide: straw, hay, feed and supplements; veterinary care; general repairs and upkeep to barns and shelters; new fencing and gating (as required) and so much more.

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Although Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary promotes veganism, we welcome and encourage all people (vegan, vegetarian, and non-vegetarian) to visit our sanctuary. Our desire is that one day we will witness a world that is free from animal use, consumption and exploitation. Through work visits, open houses and participating in public awareness events, we have brought hundreds of like-minded individuals together, many of whom have formed long-lasting friendships and have now dedicated their lives towards reaching one goal – compassion and justice for all animals.

We have been rescuing farmed animals in need for 17 years and will continue to do so for as long as we are able.  Will you help us reach our goal? Any amount is helpful and appreciated.

Sincerely,

Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary

Donation Link:  https://www.gofundme.com/CedarRowWalk

 

2016 Summer of Peace Open House

Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

With less than a month to go, we’re gearing up for our biggest fundraiser of the year, our Summer of Peace Open House, happening on July 9th from 12 PM to 4 PM.

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This is a great opportunity to visit the farm sanctuary with younger children and we’ll have plenty for them to do, including a bouncy castle, face painting and vegan ice cream, not to mention hanging around with our donkeys and miniature goats!

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We’ll also have opportunities for people to learn about the treatment of animals on farms and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and see how farm animals live in an environment free from harm and abuse.

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In addition, the tasty vegan BBQ will be up and running, along with our bake sale, popular tombola raffle and our Cedar Row merchandise tent. So come by, relax and enjoy the day at Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary. We can’t wait to see you here.

Skilled Worker Visits

Posted on: May 5th, 2016 by CR Admin 2 2 Comments

As you can imagine, running a farm sanctuary is a lot of work with the majority of the focus being on animal care and well-being. Because of this, the focus on the surroundings becomes secondary despite daily efforts at upkeep.

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If you’ve been to Cedar Row, you know that we take great pride in how the animals that call our sanctuary home are treated and that we also take pride in the way their homes look and are cared for. Flowers are planted, stalls are clean, fences are mended, etc.

After a busy start to the year, it’s time to shift focus towards items around the farm that need fixing and replacing so we’ve scheduled two skilled worker visits; one on May 21st, 2016 and the other on Jun 4th, 2016.

Essentially we’re looking for people who aren’t afraid to (safely) swing a hammer, handle a saw, dig post holes and repair fencing. There are other jobs to do as well. The skilled worker visits run from 10 AM to 4 PM and we’ll be providing a great vegan lunch for everyone. These differ from our regular work visit because we won’t be cleaning out the barn or other animal areas but you’ll definitely be interacting the our animal residents throughout the day (they’ll act as the supervisors!).

If you’re remotely handy, we’d love to hear from you so send us an e-mail at cedarrowfs@hotmail.ca. We really appreciate the help and support and can’t wait to see everyone.

Spring is just around the corner…

Posted on: March 23rd, 2016 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

With spring officially here (despite some crummy weather over the next few days!), thoughts often turn to two things if you live at a farm sanctuary; mud and baby animals. Cedar Row is no exception and we’ll definitely be looking forward to the end of mud season at the weather warms up!

While we do get calls for baby animals, we don’t have them on our farm every spring. This is because, as a sanctuary, we ensure that all animals that come to Cedar Row for shelter (even if they’re here on a temporary basis until homes can be found) are either spayed or neutered to ensure they don’t reproduce and create new lives that must also be found homes on an already over-stressed system of shelters and willing hobby farms.

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Dorothy & Sadie came to Cedar Row as lambs only a few days old

We have had our share of baby animals over the years and the cuteness factor in those babies is undeniable; they’re fun to have around and a challenge to raise but the end result is a well-mannered animal who gets to live out their life free from harm.

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Darcy was a baby with a number of health issues when he came to Cedar Row in the fall; he’s getting stronger by the day.

Most babies have come to us after falling of slaughterhouse trucks (it happens far more than you realize) or they’ve been found wandering down roads completely afraid and unsure of their surroundings. They’ve been taken in, cared for medically, fixed and have either stayed here or we’ve found them a foster or permanent home.

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Penelope was the star of our 2015 Summer of Peace Open House and now lives with 2 other Potbellied Pigs on a peaceful hobby farm

So, while it is baby season, please remember that it’s important to spay or neuter any animals you take in or care for because there are many animals out there already looking for forever homes.

National Pig Day

Posted on: March 3rd, 2016 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

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It’s no coincidence that we have a pig on our logo; pigs are a big part of why Cedar Row exists and we currently have 17 resident pigs of all shapes and sizes who call Cedar Row home.

Pigs constantly communicate with each other; they have a wide range of different oinks, grunts and squeals which have distinct meanings that include affection, anger, sadness and fear, just to name a few.

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Here are just a few things we have learned over the years about pigs.

Pigs are very peaceful animals, rarely showing aggression.

Pigs are extraordinarily intelligent; they are curious and insightful animals who are widely accepted as being smarter than young children of at least 3 years of age, dogs, and even some primates.

Pigs are extremely social animals; they form close bonds with other individuals and love close contact and lying down together.

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Unfortunately, almost all of the millions of pigs killed for food in the U.S. & Canada every year are raised on extremely crowded, filthy factory farms. These intelligent, social animals are deprived of natural sunlight and the feel of grass beneath their feet, until the day when they are shoved and prodded onto a truck bound for the slaughterhouse.

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Please consider leaving pigs off your plate as pigs are friends, not food.

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World Day for Farmed Animals in Ottawa

Posted on: October 27th, 2015 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

Earlier this past summer we were contacted by some very kind people organizing a World Day for Farmed Animals event in Ottawa and they wanted to donate the profits from the evening to the animals at Cedar Row; to say that we were touched is an understatement. We’re so truly appreciative of people who give their time to causes that help farmed animals and we were happy to come to our nation’s capital for this great event.

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Not only did they pick a beautiful spot for the event in Central Park (Ottawa) but the sheer volume of sponsors they reached out to was astounding. The evening began with a delicious vegan BBQ with the food donated by Sol Cuisine and other food, including delicious salads, made by volunteers. We can’t forget the jackfruit sandwiches either!

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Cedar Row had a booth set up to inform people of the work we do at the sanctuary and to sell merchandise with profits going back to help feed and care for the rescued animals on our farm. It’s always a pleasure to speak to people about our work and educate them about the sanctuary and the work involved in running one.

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Musical performances, a talk by Dr. Olivier Berreville about animal protection and investigations, art by very talented Twyla Francois and a showing of the documentary Peaceable Kingdom rounded out the evening.

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A popular silent auction was also a great way to raise funds throughout the evening.

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A big thank-you to everyone who helped organize the event and to those who came out for the evening. We sincerely appreciate your amazing efforts to make this a successful event. We would also like to thank members of the save movement and both Dr. Olivier Berreville and Twyla Francois for donate a portion of their profits for the evening to Cedar Row.

We are very thankful for your efforts and hard work; the animals say thank-you as well.

 

Charlie

Posted on: June 16th, 2015 by CR Admin 2 1 Comment

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Charlie isn’t your average size cow; he’s huge! He’s a gentle giant now but that’s not the way he was when we found him. It was a cold day on February 8th, 2011 and he was week-old calf found wandering down a country road all alone where he had escaped form a dairy farm. Had he not found a way out, he would have likely had a short life lasting no longer than a couple of months at best. He went from a small calf to a big boy weighing about 2000 lbs now! Although he towers over the other animals on the farm (as well as most people), he’s a sweet soul who loves being brushed and spending time with Chickpea, our other cow who is about half his size!