Meet Our Residents

Arthur 

our original resident!

Some call it luck, we like to call it fate. What was supposed to be a simple property walkthrough turned into a rescue mission like no other.

 

Arthur a little piglet at the time, along with other animals who are also now in our care, were abandoned on what was an old backyard butcher farm. 

 

We knew there and then that we were destined to turn such a horrible space into a positive environment for these animals and many more in the future.

Arthur brought us here, and thus Arthur's Acres was born.

Katniss

Katniss the beautiful gaint!

 

Katniss arrived to Arthur's Acres after being rescued from one of the most severe neglect cases in upstate NY this year.

 

Along with Rue and Prim, they were left to die in a small space no bigger than a dog shed, knee deep in their own feces.  We couldn't be more grateful to give them the life they deserve. 

 

Katniss is the leader on the gang, Standing at over 6ft tall on her hind legs, she's a force to be reckoned with, yet a gentle warm forgiving soul. 

Vivian

Vivian arrived to Arthur's Acres at just 4 months old with her sister Fay. Both surrendered from a laboratory where they tested on animals for their product. 

 

Within days both ladies bonded with Arthur and now where one goes, they all follow. 

 

Vivian is the curious sister, sticking her nose into every little nook and cranny .The first to greet you every morning and always by our side on the daily adventures. The two couldn't be more opposite and we love them all the more for it.

Joy

Joy arrived to Arthur's Acres at just 4 months old with her sister Wren. Both surrendered from a laboratory where they tested on animals for their product. 

 

Joy is very sweet but a bit timid but loves to eat shoes.

Jane

Jane & Betty came to us from a medical testing lab where they were used in testing for burn victims. 

They were also used most recently to test the dual-ventilator to help combat COVID-19. Due to this, they are considered heroes and were allowed to be rescued out instead of being euthanized. 

Russell

Rescued from a factory farm in Iowa with Reagan, they took two flights and a 24 hour car ride to arrive safely with us.

 

We worked with my friend John at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), to coordinate with a farmer in Iowa who agreed to surrender two piglets.

 

The farmer breeds 150,000 pigs a year and houses 3,000 breeding sows for slaughter,  so we are lucky to have rescued the two that we did.

 

John did this rescue in memory of the animal rights activist Regan Russel, who unfortunately just lost her life when she was run over by a transport truck taking pigs to slaughter. She was a long time activist and was there comforting pigs as they were driven to the end of their short lives .

Joaquin

Joaquin was found wandering a horse farm for a few days and no one was claiming him. The woman who initially rescued him was until to keep him because her dogs were attacking him, so I told her get him to us ASAP.


He is about 6 months old and I believe he is  KuneKune which means “fat and round” in the Maori language. These tasseled, sweet-tempered, medium-sized pigs hail from New Zealand. While no one knows for sure, they are thought to be a cross of Berkshire, Poland China and possibly Gloucester. 

Brutus

When I heard Brutus's story, my heart sank and I knew we had to take him. 

Brutus was attacked by two dogs who took his ears and eyelids. Luckily, the neighbor threw firecrackers at the dogs to scare them and they ran away before they could do anything worse.

Unfortunately, neither the owners nor animal control came for him when called. The neighbor found him days later hiding with is wounds. 

But now he is here with us to live out the rest of his days in the luxury like he deserves.

Louie

Louie's previous owners kept him illegally inside their home for 2 1/2 years. He was never allowed outside the dining room. 

He is also morbidly obese due to them (most likely) feeding him improper food and not allowing him the chance to exercise outside.

He was brought in for a hoof trim, and our vet called me after to urgently asked me to step in and rescue him. He didn't think he'd survive his conditions much longer.

Luckily he is with us now and hopefully it isn't too late to turn things around and let him live the long life he deserves.

Tony

Tony, along with his 4 siblings and Momma, were abandoned on a foreclosed property. All kittens were just a few days old when we rescued them.

 

The family now has their very own kitty heaven at Arthur's Acres where they get to play and explore all day.  

 

Tony is the big brother of the group, a keen observer and confident cat. Always keeping a watchful eye on his playful sisters, brother and mother.

Calvin

Found dumped on the highway with Hobbes, we think they are a father and son duo. 

They came to us very skinny and covered in scrapes, cuts, and fleas. They are safe now and set up to live a very happy, healthy life!

Charlie

Charlie is by far the bravest rooster you'll ever meet. 

Charlie was abandoned on the property for months before we moved in. We tried numerous occasions to catch him with no luck. Finally, within days of us moving in, we caught Charlie.

 

He was absolutely terrified for weeks, with good reason to. We knew Charlie needed immediate love and no better than a beautiful flock of rescued hens to do just that!

Instantly Charlie was a changed rooster. He stands proud with his ladies and is no longer fearful of humans.

We have a special place in our hearts for Charlie, the bravest rooster of them all.  

Foxy Roxy

Roxy, along with 4 of her flock friends were being sold on craigslist because the farmer no longer wanted to care for them. 

 

Upon convincing them to surrender the lovely ladies, they became our first rescue of Arthur's Acres !

 

Roxy AKA Foxy Roxy is exactly that! She struts around, making herself known everywhere she goes.

Heidi

Heidi was surrendered to us by her previous owners of four years because it was illegal to own her in their town. Her and her sister Jenny B were kept in a coop with no access to grass for four years until they were brought to us.

Pablo

Meet Pablo, he was in an abandoned parking lot on a busy road scared and starving. Pablo is a Mulard, the breed commonly used for foie gras, and it just so happens we are only a few miles from one of last foie gras factories in the country. He is now happy and thinks he is a chicken (don’t say a word).

Prim

Prim arrived to Arthur's Acres after being rescued from one of the most severe neglect cases in upstate NY this year.

Along with Katniss and Rue, they were left to die in a small space no bigger than a dog shed, knee deep in their own feces.

 

Like Katniss, Prim shows no fear and is a boisterous lass with a beautiful personality. She is always smiling and welcomes a treat. We're confident she'll be accepting belly rubs in no time!

                        

Fay

Fay and her sister Vivian arrived to Arthur's Acres at just 4 months old. Both surrendered from a laboratory where they tested on animals for their product. 

 

Within days both ladies bonded with Arthur and now where one goes, they all follow. Fay is the reserved sister, comforted by her sisters presence.

A little timid at first but soon warms up to you once she knows she's safe. And forever safe she will be.  

Wren

She arrived with Joy and has a very distinct look because she has 2 different colored eyes.

 

She is the bolder of the two and a true explorer.

Max

Max fell off a transport truck . A couple was driving and saw something dart across the road . They had no idea what it was so they pulled over and little Max ran up to them sick and hungry .

 

We were able to track down the farmer and they agreed to surrender him because they did not want to care or pay the medical bills for a sick baby . Now Max will live the rest of his wonderful life at Arthur’s Acres!

Wilbur

Wilbur is the first potbelly pig we welcomed into Arthur's Acres. Wilbur was abandoned at a New York City shelter in terrible condition.

 

Like most potbellies, it is believed he was once considered a "teacup" pig and abandoned once he outgrew his infant size. 

He now spends his days happily roaming the sanctuary grounds with endless pastures to forage in.

Eve

We were contacted on Christmas Eve about a Potbelly Pig in South Carolina. She was living outside in an old dog crate in deplorable conditions. Her hooves were extremely over grown and she appeared to be in poor condition.

 

From what we understand it was a bad hoarding case and animal control was called, forcing her to be surrendered. The facility that she was taken had no pig experience and her living area was not good. We committed to her rescue on Christmas Eve and picked her up in VA on New Years Eve.

 

Meet, Eve!

Cinderella

Cinderella was rescued from a hoarding case with 80 other pigs, and no fresh water or food. She is less than a year old, but has already had a litter of babies. 

Cerri

Cerri, along with her 4 siblings and Momma, were abandoned on a foreclosed property. All kittens were just a few days old when we rescued them.

The family now has their own very own kitty heaven at Arthur's Acres where they get to play and explore all day. 

 

Cerri is the fearless kitty, always finding the tallest ledge to jump from, or smallest hole to climb in. 

Brooklyn

Brooklyn along with her 4 siblings and Momma were abandoned on a foreclosed property. All kittens were just a few days old when we rescued them.

 

The family now has their very own kitty heaven at Arthur's Acres where they get to play and explore all day. 

 

Brooklyn is our resident speed demon. If you stand there long enough Brooklyn will most likely use you as his very own cat tree before you know it.

Hobbes

Found dumped on the highway with Calvin, we think they are a father and son duo. 

They came to us very skinny and covered in scrapes, cuts, and fleas. They are safe now and set up to live a very happy, healthy life!

Nell

To protect her safety, we can't share her story at this time. 

Julia

Julia was found by animal control tied to a tree with Margery.

 

She was taken away from her owner by law enforcement and will now get to live the good life at Arthur's Acres.

She is very sweet and loves people and seeks out attention.

Jenny B

Jenny B was surrendered to us by her previous owners of four years because it was illegal to own her in their town. Her and her sister Heidi were kept in a coop with no access to grass for four years until they were brought to us.

Rue

Rue the wee runt of the family. 

 

Rue arrived to Arthur's Acres after being rescued from one of the most severe neglect cases in upstate NY this year.

 

Along with Katniss and Prim, they were left to die in a small space no bigger than a dog shed, knee deep in their own feces. 

 

Rue is the shy lady, naturally still unsure of people and new places. She looks to Prim for security. We have no doubt she'll soon feel settled in her forever home.

King Karl

A few months ago, there was a post on Farm Sanctuary's Facebook page looking for a home for a big beautiful 10-year-old breeder pig named Karl (920 pounds).


He was used for breeding and was never allowed outside. A pig used for breeding, is usually sold to slaughter when they are deemed no longer useful, so it is very rare that someone would release a pig like Karl.

I truly believe everything happens for a reason and we couldn’t be happier that he found his way to us.

Betty

Betty & Jane came to us from a medical testing lab where they were used in testing for burn victims. 

They were also used most recently to test the dual-ventilator to help combat COVID-19. Due to this, they are considered heroes and were allowed to be rescued out instead of being euthanized. 

Reagan

Rescued from a factory farm in Iowa with Russell, they took two flights and a 24 hour car ride to arrive safely with us.

 

We worked with my friend John at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), to coordinate with a farmer in Iowa who agreed to surrender two piglets.

 

The farmer breeds 150,000 pigs a year and houses 3,000 breeding sows for slaughter,  so we are lucky to have rescued the two that we did.

 

John did this rescue in memory of the animal rights activist Regan Russel, who unfortunately just lost her life when she was run over by a transport truck taking pigs to slaughter. She was a long time activist and was there comforting pigs as they were driven to the end of their short lives .

Princess

Princess came to us from a horrific backyard breeding operation. She was repeatedly used for breeding for over a decade while her piglets were raised for slaughter or sold on for profit. 

All she knew was a lonely life inside of a dark stall for over fourteen years. Not knowing what grass or sunshine felt like.

Now she will spend her days showered with affection, grazing in the pastures, living her senior years in peace and love. 

Daisy

Daisy comes to us from Kentucky, yet another unfortunate victim of severe neglect. Luckily, her owners' agreed to surrender her to us and now she is safe!

She is morbidly obese which has made her blind (for now) and riddled with arthritis at only 5 years old. With proper nutrition and a whole lot of LOVE, she'll be healthier in no time. 

And we can't wait for her and Eve to become BFFs. 

Morty

We were just supposed to do a hoof trim on this guy, but once we were there I knew I couldn't leave him. 

His conditions were poor, we is overweight and blind because of it. He deserves a better life. 

The owners surrendered him to me and now he will have the life he deserves!

Ashley

Ashley, along with her 4 siblings and Momma, were abandoned on a foreclosed property. All kittens were just a few days old when we rescued them.

The family now has their own very own kitty heaven at Arthur's Acres where they get to play and explore all day. 

 

You'll always find Ashley playing with her siblings, chasing her Momma's tail or trying to scare one of her sisters from underneath the couch.  

Momma

Momma along with her 5 kittens were abandoned on a foreclosed property.  

 

Once a feral cat, she is now a loving warm affectionate beauty who loves to snuggle on your lap.

 

She is a wonderful mom to her babies, becoming ever more playful with them and humans as the weeks pass.

Farm Dog Lyle

Lyle was destined for euthanasia after being labelled "aggressive" at a high kill shelter.

When he was rescued, it was soon very clear that he simply needed a safe loving home.

 

He is now the gate keeper of Arthur's Acres, watching over all of the residents. He is right by our side at the crack of dawn to feed the animals and won't rest until everyone is safely tucked away for the night.

When he does relax you'll find him sleeping softly in someones arms, feeling safe, loved and cared for. 

Stevie

Stevie, along with 4 of her flock friends were being sold on craigslist because the farmer no longer wanted to care for them.

 

Upon convincing them to surrender the lovely ladies they became our first rescue of Arthur's Acres !

 

Stevie is the expert groomer of the flock. If she isn't making sure her beautiful white feathers are in peak condition, she'll be off helping charlie or one of the girls brush up on their grooming skills.

Margery

Margery was found by animal control tied to a tree with Julia.

 

She was taken away from her owner by law enforcement and will now get to live the good life at Arthur's Acres.

Unlike her buddy, Julia, she is very shy.

Poncho

Meet Poncho, he was found on the side of the road by a very nice couple, who at first thought he was a puppy. They tried to locate his home, but no one claimed him so they took him home and then tried to find the sanctuary that would take him. We said yes because be needed a friend for Pablo. We have just absolutely fallen in love with  this boy. He has made himself right at home and free roams the property greeting everyone who comes to the gate .

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