Haku was destined for slaughter but was brought to our attention just in time. We were able to negotiate for Haku's freedom and now he's the sanctuary's first resident and ambassador.
He will live out his days happily, free from fear and harm. He moved in at the end of 2018 and is adjusting to his new home quite nicely! Haku loves to root and wallow in the cool mud, frolic around his enclosure, and play soccer!
Come visit this lovable goofball for muddy cuddles and laughs.
Francis is a Muscovy duck! Muscovy ducks are a domesticated species that have long been raised for meat and pets. Francis and his sister Fern were abandoned pets who were at immediate risk of euthanasia when our landlord (shoutout to the best landlord ever!) Melissa rescued them and sent them our way.
Francis is a sassy guy with a lot of personality. He loves field trips to the sanctuary's natural ponds and hanging out with the duck gang.
Yes, "Hei Hei" like the chicken in Moana. He was saved from death when a family found him severely wounded. He was bleeding, missing many of his feathers, and he was very weak. It was immediately apparent that something was wrong with his right eye, as well. He was rescued by the family and brought inside their home to recover. As he got better, he began hanging out with their dog and kids, and soon he thought he was just another member of the gang.
Hei-Hei loves to crow and makes the most adorable noises. He enjoys eating bananas and receiving hugs from our caretaker volunteers. He is best friends with Moana, and they spend their days foraging for bugs together.
Eleanor is a beautiful 9-12 year old pig with quite the story. She spent most of her life in a concrete pen, starving, with no other animals and no affection. Her owner starved two of his horses and a pig to their deaths and was doing the same to Eleanor (for reasons unknown). Luckily, Eleanor was noticed by a woman who began bringing her food scraps and was eventually able to rescue her.
Eleanor suffered incredibly in her past life. Despite her tough past, she greets every visitor with an open heart and is the gentlest giant. She inspires us all to be a little more loving and a little more forgiving everyday.
She loves her companion, Haku. They spoon every night and spend their days relaxing in the mud together.