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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

Siobhan

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.

International Women’s Day

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

International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8th this year, calls attention to the fact that women often face barriers regarding social, economic, cultural and political achievements.

When it comes to farmed animals, female animals are some of the most abused. Whether it’s cows who are repeatedly impregnated only to have their offspring taken from them at birth, to sows who spend their lives confined to gestation crates, to egg hens who spend months and often years in small, cramped wire cages, the plight of female animals is not for the faint of heart.

So we celebrate the female animals that call Cedar Row home and who are free from the abuse and neglect that often befalls other female animals in the animal agriculture industry.

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Siobhan with a rescued ex-battery egg hen (September 2015).

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Chickpea, a dairy cow who was rescued and lives at Cedar Row.

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Bardot, who fell off a slaughterhouse truck, lives in peace at Cedar Row.

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Dorothy & Sadie, two sisters who came to Cedar Row at just a few days old, are now grown and enjoying a life of freedom with their other goat, pig and cow friends.

 

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!

2012: A Year in Review

Posted on: February 18th, 2013 by Siobhan No Comments

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We thought 2011 was a busy year for us at Cedar Row with the rescue of 32 sheep from The Ontario Vet College, and running between 2 farms, for 8 months, but 2012 has proven to be just as busy with many animals needing our help.

In 2012 we have welcomed 4 new farm pigs, 2 six day old goats, 45 ex- battery hens, 3 broiler hens and 2 wonderful turkeys.

We also fostered or helped find homes for, 5 pot bellied pigs, 8 ex- battery hens and 3 farm pigs including Rusty, an 800 lb pig. It wasn’t easy finding a home for Rusty due to his size but we were able to place him in a good home that he shares with a few sheep a goat and 2 pot bellied pigs.

Joaquin, one of our farm pigs that came to us in September was badly injured after being accidentally stepped on. He was left in a field for 2 days because they thought he was dead. He surprised everyone when he lifted his head, so it took 5 people to distract the mother and get him out. When he arrived here, he was unable to walk because the injury was right on his spine. After months of acupuncture and lots of TLC, Joaquin is now living with the rest of his friends.

Cedar Row welcomed 3 amazing speakers, with Rob Laidlaw of Zoocheck Canada speaking to visitors at our open house in June. Dr. Will Tuttle visiting us in August,and Dr. Melanie Joy in December. Dr. Joy is the author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows. We also welcomed about 250 people to our annual open house in June.

On a personal note, the twins Patrick & Cicada turned 13 this year. Parents of teenagers…yikes! We lost Stephen Watson, a dear friend and supporter of Cedar Row this past summer as well.

We are continuing our work visits / vegan potlucks every month. We have between 15 – 25 people join us for a few hours of cleaning, and then we sit down to a wonderful vegan potluck together. It brings people together, and gives them a chance to interact with the animals and make new friends.

Cedar Row is very busy, trying to make a difference to both animals and people, by opening up our sanctuary and our space. We like people to interact with the animals so they can see why they shouldn’t eat them, or why they should continue to fight for them.

We truly appreciate your support and could not help the animals without it. We thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Siobhan & Peter Poole