Summer of Peace Open House a big success… Thank-you!

Our Summer of Peace Open House on July 9th, 2016 was a resounding success despite the scattering of rain and the oddly cool temperature (especially since this summer has been so hot). We welcomed more people than we ever have in the past and your generosity is very appreciated by us and by the animals […]

Walk for Ontario’s Farm Sanctuaries

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 […]

Broken Hearts

This past week has been difficult at Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary; we lost one of the kindest, compassionate, and special women we’ve known and one who has become a fixture at work visits, open houses, and veg fests. Sheri Lapienes passed away surrounded by family and friends on July 12th and we’re trying to come […]

Skilled Worker Visits

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. If you’ve been to Cedar Row, you know that we take great pride in how […]

Fostering Friendships

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. Gabe, Geronimo, Deb & Sophia These friendships shouldn’t surprise anyone; people from […]

Pigs in the city

You can call them tea cup pigs, mini pigs, micro pigs, or micro mini pigs but in the end they’re all the same thing; a marketing ploy developed by breeders to encourage the sale of potbellied pigs that are almost always abandoned when they get too big to be “cute” in a house. Over the past […]

Luck of the Animals (not just the Irish)

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and with it comes a buzz word that is often uttered this day; luck. Yes, the Luck of the Irish abounds today but as we walk around Cedar Row there is a different kind of luck that is everywhere…. The luck of the animals that made their way here to live free from harm. Whether its one of […]

International Women’s Day

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 […]