Sweet Summer is still looking for a home, come on, world!! It’s not fair, she’s just a beautiful, wonderful, sweet bully spirit and she wants to go home with you. She’s been waiting for her forever home for over a year, and it’s starting to get ridiculous.
She was rescued from almost certain death at a high-kill shelter in California, and is ready to put that life behind her and be your princess. Please, please, pretty please — if you’re looking for a dog, SUMMER IS FOR YOU!!!
She’s got a sincere zest for life. She enjoys sprinting through green grass, bouncing around on her back legs and cuddling at bedtime. She can’t wait to find a mom, dad or family who will spoil her. Who could ask for anything more??
To set up an appointment to meet Summer, email email@example.com.
Harvest Home vegan bakesale in Oakland this Saturday! »
There’s another bakesale this weekend! This one is in Oakland and benefits the wonderful Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary.
Valentine’s Vegan Bake Sale for Harvest Home Sanctuary
Proceeds of our upcoming bake sale will benefit the sanctuary’s healthcare fund.
Saturday, February 9th, 10am-2pm
Splash Pad Park, the corner of Grand Ave and MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA
You should go and party down with some animal lovers! I hear they need bakers too so if you can help out with that, click the event link and contact them. You can do it! I believe in you!
Did you donate to Harvest Home in 2012? If yes, look at what you helped achieve! If not, start 2013 right by throwing some money at them. They’re such a wonderful group, and the sanctuary is close enough (to the SF Bay Area) you can visit the animals!
Got a heart? Foster some bunnies for Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary! »
Things your Vegansaurus advises you do: Foster some bunnies for Harvest Home!
As our pal Anne Martin says, “Opening your home to a single or bonded pair of bunnies for the holidays is a great way for them to get special TLC, and help them get ready to find their forever homes!”
We ask for a fostering commitment of at least one month. You can specify a fostering end date, but we are particularly appreciative of foster homes that can keep their foster rabbit until they are adopted, which can be anywhere from two to nine months.
Adoptable Rabbit Fosters: These rabbits have no special needs, they just need a foster home where they can get daily hop time, fresh salads, and love! These fosters will take their foster bunny to a monthly adoption event.
Special Foster: Rabbit Behavior: These fosters specialize in rabbits that need extra TLC because of their personality or past experiences that have left them shy, fearful, or protective. We would love fosters who have time to spend some one-on-one time with their foster bunny each day, to help them become more comfortable in a home environment. … These fosters will take their foster bunny to a monthly adoption event.
Special Foster: Rabbit Medical Care: These fosters have experience with rabbits, would like to specialize in special needs bunnies, and would be happy to foster a bunny with limited mobility (like a healed, formerly broken leg), congenital problems (like splay-leg), a rabbit that needs a daily oral medication, or a rabbit that needs to visit our vet occasionally for conditions like overgrown teeth, or a weepy eye. Harvest Home pays for all approved vet care, including medications. These rabbits would not be shown at adoption events until they receive a clean bill of health from the vet—they could be returned to Harvest Home at that time. We can match the medical care foster rabbit to your level of experience.
Special Foster: Sanctuary Foster: These fosters take home a single or pair of rabbits who are in sanctuary care. Similar to adopting, these rabbits can live out the rest of their lives in their foster home, however, Harvest Home will pay all approved medical expenses for the life of the rabbits. People interested in becoming sanctuary fosters can meet the available sanctuary singles & pairs and select the rabbits that best fit their lifestyle. We have many older bunnies who would love to spend their golden years in a home.
Harvest Home provides all the startup materials necessary for keeping a happy, healthy bun in your home, including a pen or cage, litterbox, dishes, and initial food. You feed your foster rabbit, and give him or her daily out-of-cage fun time.
If you’re interesting in fostering one (or more!) bunnies for Harvest Home, contact Anne. To see some of the bunnies available for adoption right now, including the three cutiepies in this post (Bugsy, Flower, and Dudley), check out Harvest Home’s Petfinder.
[Photos by Ian Elwood via Petfinder]
Did you go to this year’s Toast to the Turkeys? Did you commune with these majestic/terrifying/ridiculous creatures in the ochre November sun and rededicate your life to promoting turkey welfare?
Saturday is Harvest Home’s Toast to the Turkeys! Get your tickets ASAP! »
We’re already into November, which means two things: First, Thanksgiving is coming!; second, it’s time for Harvest Home Sanctuary's annual Toast to the Turkeys! Here is a preview video:
[Can’t see the video? Watch it on Vegansaurus.com!]
Turkeys! Fall! Harvest Home! What isn’t there to like about Toast to the Turkeys? Our pals at Harvest Home warn us that tickets are going like hotcakes, so get yours today! They cost $40 for adults, $15 for children under 17, and for $55 you can get an adult ticket and sponsor a turkey for a year!
What is Toast to the Turkeys? It is an autumnal celebration of Harvest Home, its wonderful rescued animals, and a chance to eat delicious vegan food and hang out with other great people who love Harvest Home. There’ll be a buffet, a silent auction, a food drive, a turkey sponsorship drive, and you can tour the sanctuary, which is home to so many lovely, deserving animals who are living their best lives.
Plus, have we stressed enough how wonderful it is to feed a cranberry to a turkey? It is so wonderful.
Toast to the Turkeys happens on Saturday, Nov. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. at Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary in Stockton. There are very few tickets left; purchase yours here. For more adorable animal photos (and information about the sanctuary and how you can help support their good work), follow Harvest Home’s Tumblr.
[Photo from the 2011 Toast to the Turkeys by Cordelia Naumann via Flickr]
Emergency dog foster home needed in California! Please help! »
On Sunday, this dog was found on a lonely country road near Stockton. She was half-starved and covered in fleas; swimming in a muddy irrigation canal. She was rescued by the kind-hearted folks at Harvest Home Sanctuary, where they cleaned her up and named her Lydia. They’d keep her and adopt her out but the issue is, she’s not great with small animals, and they’ve got a lot of small animals. Plus, they are just overwhelmed and need our help. Lydia’s in need of training but she’s receptive and already knows how to sit. Smart girl!
They need a foster home or adoption miracle right now like never before! These are the people who step up to rescue animals ALL THE TIME, animals that society has neglected and thrown out, and they need our help! There has to be SOMEONE out there who can take Lydia in and show her some love?
If you think you’re up to task, please please please email firstname.lastname@example.org TODAY! She only has a couple days and they are desperate for a good home. Save Lydia!!!
And if you do foster her but can’t adopt, I can promise you that we will feature her on Vegansaurus EVERY WEEK until she has a new home. Seriously, we will get her forever home in no time! She just needs a safe house until then! Or maybe you are that forever home? LOOK AT THAT FACE LET”S GIVE HER ALL THE KISSES.
Help save a sweet duck’s life! »
From the good folks at Harvest Home Sanctuary:
Please extend a warm, fuzzy welcome to Pohono the Injured Duckling. Earlier this week, Pohono survived a nearly fatal hit & run incident in the Eastern San Francisco Bay Area. This brave little bird arrived at our rescue and rehabilitation center in Stockton for special care a few hours ago. He is suffering from a serious leg injury and severe road rash. Specialists at the UC Davis Small Animal Hospital will provide emergency treatment for Pohono’s injuries. Please support Pohono’s urgent care by making a donation online.
In honor our Save-a-Life Endurance Trek this weekend in Yosemite, we’ve named our newest rescued duck after the strenuous half marathon path (The Pohono Trail) we will complete. Pohono’s bravery stands as an inspiration for our 13-mile high altitude adventure to raise $15,000 for our rescued animals’ veterinary fund.
Hey silly ducklings! Come on, do something funny! Silly ducklings. They are new residents at Harvest Home Sanctuary. What about that intense stare by the one duckling at the end? He was looking into my soul.
Sign the petition, volunteer, adopt, and donate to help the 50,000 chickens left to starve! »
The fight to save the rescued hens from Stanislaus County continues. This is the largest ever farmed animal rescue in the United Sates. Conditions were terrible but people were able to help some of the birds!:
“When we arrived on the scene outside the abandoned egg farm, I was horrified at the suffering of the chickens happening in front of me, overwhelmed by the magnitude of the cruelty,” said Anne Martin, Harvest Home board member. “By the next morning, we had partnered with sanctuaries, volunteers from across Northern California, and thousands of supporters following the rescue of these chickens. Together, we were able to save 4,460 hens who will never again suffer the severe confinement of an egg farm, and from this time forward, will know only human kindness.”
The picture at the top is by Marji from Animal Place. This hen has never seen grass or felt the sun, she is about to take her first step outside! Marji says they are still in need of donations but also, they are in desperate need of volunteers. So if you are able, go volunteer with the rescue chickens!
If you want to volunteer, email email@example.com or call her at 530-798-5114. To donate, click here!
The hens will be up for adoption within the next two weeks. If you want to adopt one, fill out the application at www.animalplace.org.
Finally—and I know you can all do this!—sign the petition started by Harvest Home, ”calling on the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office to prosecute A&L Poultry’s Andy Keung Cheung for willfully starving 50,000 chickens.” Do it!