From: Anna Romito (Anna Romito, an Akron police officer, has helped out on the Happy Trails emergency rescue crew as a hauler for rescued horses. She has horses of her own, and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Anna was involved in the mass horse rescue when three organizations came together to save a total of 26 horses from going to slaughter at the Sugarcreek meat auction.)
I would say that one thing Happy Trails has meant for me has been a way to bring various rescue groups together to work on a project like draft horse rescues. Here's a picture from when Happy Trails, Paws with Pride, Friends of Pets and Frog Pond Draft Horse Rescue raised money for buying the horses at Sugar Creek's auction.
A large, gentle rooster was discovered in the city of Akron, duct tape wound around his feet and spurs. He was missing most of his feathers, and the scar tissue around his face told a story of being used as a "bait" animal for animal fighting.
From: JoAnn Marshall (JoAnn Marshall is an adoptive home and has been a supporter of Happy Trails for many years. She collects aluminum cans and used ink cartridges for our recycle programs, and always spreads the word about the work of the sanctuary!)
Happy Trails is a wonderful rescue organization. Annette Fisher started Happy Trails with vertually very little and through out the years has saved and rehabilitated so many animals that would have not survived. I personally have one of them…a dear precious little Shetland Pony named Chocolate. Thanks to Happy Trails, this little pony has given me many years of happiness.