Author Archives: dianashaffner

Happy Birthday Otto!

Has it really been 2 years?! In the morning hours of July 5 two years ago the runaway pig of Lexington was finally caught in a humane trap to be delivered to Good Acres Sanctuaries. What animal control couldn’t accomplish, a caring private Lexingtonian and her mother could. Armed with a humane trap from Tractor Supply, lots of food, and

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The Art of Kindness – Literally

With our very mixed group of critters at the sanctuary and our lively ways, we have often been called a colorful crew. This, however, has never been more true than it is now. Sharon Matisoff, a fine artist from Frankfort, has recently visited the farm and was deeply touched by the many stories of perseverance, survival and healing of the

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Welcome Hazel & Bailey

Born on February 2nd 2019 two baby sheep twin-girls came into this world. Within three weeks thereafter though, they found themselves advertised on Craigslist to be picked up and slaughtered. When we saw this, we couldn’t just stand by. A message was sent to the seller and arrangements were quickly made. Three weeks after their birth the sweet girls were

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Children with Disabilities

Good Acres is now supporting kids and teens with disabilities. Affected children and their families or caretakers can visit the sanctuary for free by appointment to share some love with our rescued animals. Especially our handicapped animals such as blind donkey ‘Pearl’, donkey Rosie with her severely deformed legs, and little goat boy ‘Kevin’ who wears a prosthetic leg can

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