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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

 

Fostering Friendships

Posted on: April 20th, 2016 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

In addition to rescuing and rehoming farmed animals, Cedar Row has created and fostered friendships between animals that wouldn’t normally seem possible. Pigs hanging around with dogs, turkeys resting on goats, cats babysitting baby pigs, inseparable geese and ducks…. The list goes on.

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Gabe, Geronimo, Deb & Sophia

These friendships shouldn’t surprise anyone; people from all walks of life find ways to get along and form bonds despite coming from all different backgrounds and locations. Animals in similar situations do the exact same thing. :)

Herb the Cat with Pratchett the pig

Penelope & Herb

Animals show signs of stress, they grieve, they express joy and they love. One of our cats, Herb, takes a special interest in baby pigs that make their way to Cedar Row especially when they’re adjusting to their new surroundings. He spends time with them, sleeps in straw with them and shows them the ropes around the sanctuary. It’s a bond that wasn’t expected but one that show the compassion that animals have for each other.

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Midas & Penny

Midas, the Great Dane, has a similar interest in new arrivals. This past winter he has busied himself by playing and accompanying Darcy and Penny around the farm, never more than a few feet from them when they’re exploring.

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Rocket hitching a ride on Eric

It’s time to ask ourselves a question; if animals can get along with each other, shouldn’t we be able to get along with them? :)

If you’d like to meet our animal friends at Cedar Row, sign up for one of our work visits here or come to our Summer of Peace Open House on July 9th!

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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.

World Vegan Day

Posted on: November 1st, 2015 by CR Admin 2 No Comments

Imagine being young and afraid and being driven down a highway at great speed with unfamiliar noises all around. Imagine being scared out of your mind and unaware of the terrible fate that awaits you at a slaughterhouse. This is the life and fate of most farmed animals across Canada and around the world. It’s a terrible fate but it doesn’t have to happen. November 1st is World Vegan Day and it’s a day to celebrate compassionate choices made by a growing number of people across the globe.

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As a reminder of why Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary exists, a new resident came into our lives today. This little guy is one of the million reasons to be vegan or to go vegan if you’re not already. He recently fell off a truck and has thankfully made his way to us. He is extremely thin, but with the proper diet he will be putting on some much needed weight. After falling off a slaughterhouse truck he was taken in and brought to us for care and to eventually be adopted out to a hobby farm where he can live out his days, free from harm.

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Did you know you can save 100 animals every  year by eating a plant-based diet? That’s 100 more cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys, etc. that get to roam freely. It’s worth it.

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In addition to the lives saved by going vegan, you can also make a great impact on the environment around you. Animal farming for food uses more water by far than vegetable crops and is one of the main reasons for deforestation and drought. Want more proof? Check out the table below and see how much water can be saved by going vegan.

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Finally, if you need help going vegan, there are lots of  amazing products and resources to help you. Check out Becoming Vegan for tips and tricks on eating and living compassionately.

Nothing feels as good as living a cruelty-free lifestyle. That’s why Cedar Row exists and it’s why all our potlucks are vegan. Compassion for all.