Volunteer Spotlight: Shawn Soucy

Apr 07, 2018
You'd think Shawn had joined us at the very beginning considering how much he's contributed. In such a short time, he's made a difference in the lives of all our animals and many at-risk children. Along the way, he's created, filmed, built, repaired, drummed, injured himself many times, and has become such a valued member of our farm family. "There’s a rewarding energy that comes to us when we volunteer without expectation. I’m sure ALL the volunteers feel it."
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Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease (RHD)

Mar 29, 2018
This deadly and contagious disease is on our doorstep and SALI's Farm is taking measures to keep our bunnies safe.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Dawn Gilfillan

Mar 10, 2018
Our first inkling of Dawn's passion "to make it happen and have fun along the way," was the Black Tails & Boots Gala in 2012.  Back then we ran our Children's Program out of M&M Connemaras. Our gala was in their back garden that had a pool. Dawn was running the Rubber Duck station, our guests could buy a yellow duckie for $25, and a chance to win a House Boat Cruise. Dawn had a goal of selling 60 ducks and said, " I'll jump in the pool if we reach 60."  Well, she reached her goal, did a canon ball into the pool and we had to help her warm up because she hadn't brought a change of clothes!
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Squeeze Chute

Mar 04, 2018
It's gotta be around 8 years ago that I started to read Temple Grandin's books and learned about her research into the common traits of animals (especially cows) and autism. When Gracie and Peanut came to our farm sanctuary, I was excited to see her research in action!
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Listen to the matters of the heart in children

Feb 16, 2018
There is a link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence. Children who are exposed to violence and trauma are at an increased risk to perpetrate violence. The recent Florida shooter had a history of animal cruelty. Animal cruelty is part of the triad for warning signs of a child who has been abused.
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