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Sunday, April 14, 2019

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Because of the overwhelming response to this event, we are going to split into two time slots so that we are not so crowded and everyone has a chance to meet the babies.

The first time slot is at 11am and ends promptly at 12:30 and everyone will need to exit at that time.

The second time slot begins at 1 and we ask that no one arrives before 1245 to make sure the first time slot has a chance to leave.

This will keep everything much more pleasant and not stressful for the animals.

Spring is springing! Come out to help us raise money to finish the improvements and pasture expansions that have become necessary after this years blizzards and flooding!

Join us for a fundraiser to help us rebuild, restock and rejuvenate this beautiful piece of land we share with pet, wild and farm animals, and not just restore but improve for the future!

Just $5 per person donation gives you an afternoon wandering our pens and meeting our animals up close and personal, to make a meaningful connection with the animals you’ve helped us save.

Our adorable foster puppies will be ready to meet puppy cuddlers and find their new forever companions, Apollo the baby cow will give you giant cow kisses, and our rescued dairy discard baby goats can’t wait to meet you!

Items we love to have donated: used, clean blankets/towels/sheets, new or slightly used breakaway dog collars, size medium and large, heads or boxes of lettuces, iceberg, romaine, spring mix, etc. for our baby Cornish birds who need a special diet.

If you are bringing treats to feed the animals, please read the food rules completely. No whole fruits or vegetables will be allowed on site, and everything must be cut into small bite size pieces to avoid choking hazards. Paper bags or reusable container are allowed but absolutely no plastic bags to carry food into the pens!

Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary is a safe place for animals rescued from abuse, neglect, slaughter and exploitation. We are not a petting zoo. We do not breed or sell animals. Occasionally animals are rescued already pregnant, they and their children will live out their lives here and will never be separated, sold or used.

For our public events, we have invited you into our animals’ safe space. Please treat them with kindness and respect. You are visiting their home; they are not here for human entertainment. When you are visiting, please follow all posted rules for the safety and comfort of the animals and visitors. Those individuals in violation of any posted signage or rules will be asked to leave.

Rules for Visitors

Adults are responsible for supervising their children.
DO NOT open any gates and keep out of roped off areas.
NO companion animals are allowed.
Enter at your own risk. Animals will nibble on clothes, shoes, fingers, etc.
DO NOT put hands through fences.
DO NOT chase, hit, yell at, or otherwise mistreat the animals.
DO NOT feed goats near our guardian dogs.
DO NOT climb on fences, gates, hay.
DO NOT attempt to pick up any animals.
DO NOT feed anything off the ground or put anything in water buckets.
DO NOT leave trash in the animal pens.

Feeding Rules:
Fruits and veggies MUST be cut up in bite-sized pieces and all rubber bands, ties or other packaging MUST be removed.
Fruits and veggies cannot be brought in plastic bags, instead use reusable containers or paper bags.
If food falls on the ground, leave it!
PROHIBITED FOODS: Grapes, potatoes, onions, raisins, stone fruits (cherries, peaches, etc.), bread or wheat products and absolutely nothing with animal products.

Open Sanctuary Snuggle Day: April Baby Goat Cuddles
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