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Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary ♦ 5623 New Milford Rd Ravenna, OH 44266 ♦ 330-296-5914



night_of_hope_2015_button2015 Night of Hope and Inspiration – THANK YOU!

What an amazing turn out!  What an amazing, inspiring event!  We thank everyone who spoke, donated, attended, gave raffle items, smiled, inspired and laughed.  Because of you we have raised over $40,000 for the rescued animals.  We love our donors because you love the rescued animals of Happy Trails and support our mission fully.



2015MarchNewsletter-1The March Newsletter is Here!

We feel the sunshine on our faces, and Spring is coming!  We have wonderful staff and volunteers and new board members to introduce.  Along with those introductions, this newsletter takes a focus on all of the wonderful animals in need of a home.  And don’t forget to get your tickets for our upcoming event and spread the word!  Enjoy our March 2015 newsletter!



logoNew Staff Opportunities at Happy Trails

As Happy Trails continues to grow and expand, we have several staff positions available. If you know of someone who might be a good fit, please share.

RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician) – Full Time — We are seeking a RVT with extensive equine experience who is also able to work with all the farm animals dispensing medications, handling leg wraps and wound care, addressing lameness issues, organizing vet examines and transportation, and caring for the rescued animals. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working with a variety of veterinarians and a wide variety of injured, neglected or abused farm animals, and have excellent communication and leadership skills. Send your cover letter, resume and three professional references to No phone call inquiries please.

  Animal Care Giver - Part Time and Full Time — The Animal Care Giver staff positions available include a part time position as well as a full-time position. Animal Care Givers are responsible for providing grain, hay and water to all rescued animals and making sure their shelters and bedding are clean and dry. The ideal candidate will possess prior/extensive horse experience and understand that the care of all the rescued animals takes place outdoors on a daily basis. Happy Trails Animal Care Givers provide daily care to the animals whether there’s a wind chill of ten below or it’s 95 degrees and hot and humid – we’re very honest about this. Again, send your cover letter, resume and three professional references to No phone call inquiries please.


summit_rescueHappy Trails is called to Assist Humane Officers in a Mass Horse Rescue

Pictures from the news-breaking online article at show the conditions of the property where 14 horses were seized February 20th by the Summit Count humane officer.  Happy Trails has been able to assist by transporting the 14 horses to foster homes.  Check back for links to the news stories and know that the best way you can help is to donate toward the cost of this rescue and to pray for healing for these innocent animals.  Donations can be made by clicking the top button to donate or by mailing checks to Happy Trails at 5623 New Milford Rd Ravenna, OH 44266 and also to the Greater Akron Humane Society at 7996 Darrow Rd, Twinsburg, OH 44087.  All donations will go toward the vetting and foster care of these horses.

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 2014LandAcquisitionCampaign-1We Met our Deadline!  Still Accepting Donations  Every donation counts!

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Trails has indeed taken that first step.  We are hoping that you will now walk together with us up that staircase, networking, reaching out to others and asking for their support to help Happy Trails acquire this property which will open doors, provide more educational programs, and allow us to serve you and the rescued animals better than ever….  Read the full details in our Land Acquisition Campaign.

View the great feature article with photos done by Kathy Antoniotti  of the Beacon as well as a breaking news article by Donna Miller of the Plain Dealer and now the latest from the Akronist, Craig Erskine III.


ilona-hens (2)Two of our California Gals Get Special Handling

Remember the amazing efforts of Animal Place and rescue organizations across the country to save thousands of hens in California?  Two of those wonderful ladies recently underwent procedures to correct an issue with their perfect little feet.  A key member of the team here at Happy Trails went above and beyond (typical of all of our supporters) to ensure these hens received the intricate care they needed.  Check out this awesome video update and read the full story here.

If you are interested in adopting one or both of these special hens, email