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Spreading Kindness And Compassion For All Animals

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



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.


night_of_hope_2015_button2015 Night of Hope and Inspiration – VIP Tickets are Available!

For an additional $30 you will receive a private invitation to mingle with our guest speakers, Board of Directors and key staff.  The VIP reception will be from 4pm to 5pm.

What you have all been waiting for! Check out our amazing roster of guest speakers for our upcoming event!  They are sure to keep you entertained and inspired at the Night of Hope and Inspiration.

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Join us for an inspiring evening.  If you missed it the first year, you will not want to make that same mistake!   Gear up for a wonderful evening with amazing guest speakers, fun games and prizes and mouth-watering creations by Todaro’s professional catering staff.  Visit our Event Page for details and please help spread the word with our Event Flier.  We want to be sure everyone has the opportunity to join us!  Read to purchase tickets?  Click here or on the icon at the top of our page.
There are expenses involved with any event and sponsorships help offset the costs while promoting a sponsor in a big way.  Interested in becoming a sponsor?  check out our Sponsorship Letter/Form.  Have items that will help make our raffle, mystery grab bags, wine pull or lottery forrest a success?  Donate now with this easy Donation Letter/Form.


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


santa panHappy Trails December Newsletter Now Available!

Take a break from all of your holiday preparations, you deserve it!  Grab a cup of tea and browse through our latest newsletter – December 2014.  Be sure to check out our giving tree program and gift sponsorships, the announcement of our 2015 Night of Hope and Inspiration, the availability of a Board of Directors seat and as always some inspirations updates and writings guaranteed to touch your heart.  Who knows, you just may be able to cross some items off your list while supporting the rescued animals of Happy Trails.