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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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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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Welcome Little Mystery Bird

On this sunny chilly Tuesday afternoon, a new very special resident arrived at Good Acres. Her rescuers named her ‘Chickee’ though ‘Angel’ may also be fitting considering the mysterious way the sweet white chicken appeared at a family’s home. It was during a biting cold February earlier this year of 2018 when a kind woman noticed the stray chicken outside

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Another Wonderful Open Barn

Sunday the 23rd of September started not only with lovely coolish temperature but also torrential rainfalls. The success of the day’s Open Barn was in jeopardy. We were in good spirits though regardless and worked on setting up everything for the event as usual. By midday, the heavy rains turned into light sprinkles and then into nothing! Cars started pouring

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A New House for the Boys

The new little daytime shelter for our goat boys Kevin & Oliver has been completed. The Animal Man designed and built it with the utmost attention to detail and love. For their protection from wildlife, the boys will still stay in the horse barn overnight. However, while out during the day, we thought they might enjoy a mini shelter like

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Kevin’s 1 Week Progress Report

Little Kevin has had his prosthetic leg now for one full week, wearing it for about one hour in the morning and again in the evening. These are training and physical therapy sessions for him which include stretching exercises for the contracted muscles around his hip. He faced a combination of several issues. an outward rotation of the lower leg

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What’s in a Mud Bath?

Did you know? Pigs have very few options when it comes to regulating their body temperature in hot weather. They have almost no sweat glands and cannot cool themselves by panting like dogs do. Hence, finding any kind of watery cool off is very important to them. At the sanctuary, when we walk around the farm with our pigs in

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