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Meet the Family

- Our Family -

Altogether, we are a family of over 30 - humans, furry and feathered beings. The animals in our care are treated like cherished family members and treated with the utmost respect - as they deserve. It's crazy, chaotic, busy and fun - and we wouldn't have it any other way! We hope you enjoy meeting the crew!

The Humans
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Robyn

Mama-Bear #1 - The Brawn

Born and raised in Anola, MB, Robyn has the country spirit running through her veins. You'll find her wielding a chainsaw, ripping around on the quad ,and hauling and scooping all the heavy things. 

Her heart animal is Ranger. And she names 95% of the animals here.

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Jenni

Mama Bear #2 - The Brains

 

Jenni has the entrepreneur spirit and is behind all the techy stuff, social media, the animal care, gardening, building small things, and the planning.

You'll usually find her holding a chicken or snuggling with Van.

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Cali

Cali is the oldest of the sisters (9) and Mama Jenni's sidekick. You can find Cali pumping music and dancing, or taking videos of the animals. She can't wait to be the Ranger Station Tour Guide.

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Cassidy

Cassidy (8) loves being outside and visits all of the fur babies. You'll always hear her humming a tune and she's always the first to finish dinner.

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Jovie

Jovie (7) loves to read and play with her sisters. She is the first to volunteer to scoop poop with Mama Jenni, and starts morning chores to help us out during the week. Jovie is our resident chicken whisperer.

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Charley

Charley (6) is all about the inside animals. She can't go a full meal (or chore or conversation) without leaving to get a quick cat cuddle in. She is our most sensitive kiddo when it comes to sad animal stories and often will cry about how animals are mistreated. Her favourite book is about being vegan.

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Molly

Molly (4) is the youngest of the crew but that never slows her down. She is tough and goofy and always has something funny to say. Her favourite animals are the pups.

The Furries
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Van

Stolen from his mama in the dairy industry, placed as a baby in a petting zoo, and destined for slaughter, Van was rescued and brought to live with us. 

He is a big, playful, cuddly boy with the cutest pink freckled nose.

He loves playing with tires and balls and galloping around with his goat friends.

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Ranger

Our first baby, along with Parker, Ranger came from a goat farm where he was destined to be food, bred or who knows what. 

His little crooked horns are the product of a de-horning gone wrong. An unnecessary procedure, but regularly practiced in the farm world.

You'll find Ranger destroying fences and parkouring wherever he can.

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Parker

Parkie came along with Ranger, Jenni fell in love with his beautiful floppy ears. 

Boer goats are always bred for meat. Not our Parker though.

The littlest of the bunch, who loves head scratches. And will provide you with the cutest happy goat dances.

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Liberty

Liberty "Libby" is a Nigerian Dwarf and came to us the same weekend as Ranger and Parker. She was a lonely goat who was kept for milking.

She was very shy when we got her, arriving in a barrel with holes in it. She is still cautious around humans, but has warmed up to us and become the alpha of the group.

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Maggie

Sweet Sweet Maggie came to us from a hobby farm that was moving out of the province. She was well taken care and we were happy to welcome her into our herd.

She has the sweetest temperament, but pickiest appetite. Her favourite food is lettuce, kale, and parsley.

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Thumbalina

Thumb is a Pony who came to us from a friend who regularly takes in rescue or surrendered horses. She is very smart and very shy, chances are, you won't get to pet her if you are here, but she will come for treats! 

She had a surprise pregnancy, and now gets to live her days with her baby boy Tom.

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Tom Thumb

Tom the Pony came with his Mama, Thumbalina. He is a very social boy who loves scratches, treats, and will nibble your hand - so watch your fingers!

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The Buns

Theo is a black Holland Lop, who came to us from a family who needed to rehome him. If you can catch him, he enjoys a little snuggle, but mostly enjoys running around with his new brother, and digging burrows.

Lucious is a white Holland Lop that was rescued from a poor living situation. He now gets to hang out with with us, outside of a tiny cage.

The Feathers
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Piper

Our star, Piper, made the news when she and her 4 friends were left to die at the Brady Landfill with their deceased flock mates. Her horrible "free range hen"  life was given to her by the Manitoba Egg Industry. Watch the CityTV news story HERE.

Piper now lives with us, along with her other chicken friends, living the life of what an actual Free Range Hen should live.

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Ruby + Frankie

Ruby Rose + Frankie Doyle come to us from a laying farm because they no longer produced enough eggs to be profitable. 

Now these girls get to chill in the coop with their friends and not worry about having to provide anything for humans, ever again.

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Ellen & Portia

Ellen & Portia also come to us from a laying farm because they no longer produced enough eggs to be profitable. 

Now these girls get to chill in the coop with their friends and not worry about having to provide anything for humans, ever again.

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Susan + Tuck

We raised these babies from chicks. They joined us before we started the sanctuary because they are just amazing birds. Susan is actually a rooster and Tuck, a sweet little hen. 

Silkie chickens have soft, fluffy feathers and a very sweet personality.

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The Ducks

These ducky boys are Jeff, Jack, Winston & Nelson.

Jeff is a Pekin and was rehomed to us because his mate died and he was lonely.

Jack and Winston are Runner Ducks, Nelson a Cayuga, that came to us from our from our rescue friends The Good Place Farm Rescue.

The Felines
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Hurley

Around since the dawn of time... just kidding... Hurley is our 16 year old lady. Outside cat turned spoiled inside cat. You'll find her in the master bedroom, soaking up the laziness of her golden years.

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Roxy

Miss feisty, Roxy is the smallest cat with the biggest attitude. She's hated strangers her whole life, but are not seeing a glimmer of softness as she allows new animals and people come into her life. This sweetheart is going on 13 years of age.

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Icabod

Icky, the kids cat. Isn't bothered by anyone picking him up, and while he looks like a big tough farm cat, he's the chillest one of the bunch.

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Tibor

Miss Tibor only recently lost her title of the noisiest when wanting food (to now-inside kitty, Hurley). She's an agile little tortie who likes to come in and out of the house every 3 minutes.

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Bruno

Mr Tuxedo, Bruno Meows is a big sweet boy that likes to cause a ruckus in the feline community, but also loves to tuck all the humans in every night with a little cuddle.

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Luna

Luna is our dream farm kitty. Her beauty may not strike you as 'farm cat' but she is truly the best with everyone. She loves all of the indoor and outdoor animals and humans. She plays with the buns, the dogs, the ponies and the cow. She is the best climber we know!

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Ellie

Ellie bo belli was a gift from the universe! We weren't looking to rescue another cat, but Jenni was so drawn to her that she just jumped at the chance to take her home. Her owner was very ill, and could no longer care for her, so we opened our home to Ellie. She instantly got along with everyone and is sweet as pie.

The Protectors
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Scout

This sweet 8 year old Golden Retriever gal wins everyone's heart over. All she wants is love, and if you show love to someone else, she wants that love too. Scouty's a good girl.

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Journey

Journey is a Great Pyrenees cross pup - and it definitely shows in the way she loves being outside and protecting her property and humans. She is Jake's BFF. 

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Jake

Jake is a Great Pyrenees pup, but don't let his perfectly cute face fool you, he loves to do bad dog things at 3am while everyone is sleeping. But he is also incredibly sweet and calm, and will lay on his back if he doesn't want to listen to you. He is Journey's BFF.