Clara

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Clara, a five-year-old potbelly pig, came to us from a classic hoarding situation.  A woman who clearly loved  animals and wanted to give them a good home took on way too many and was unable to provide appropriate care for all of them. After losing her husband, the conditions for some of the animals became worse. In the case of most hoarding situations, the hoarding behavior is a symptom of mental illness. The hoarder becomes overwhelmed but does not realize the harm they are causing. With potbelly pigs in particular, many people take them on without proper understanding of pig behavior and panic settles in when the pig begins to become more assertive. When Clara began to show signs of aggression, her overwhelmed caretaker confined her to a large bathroom where she lived 24/7 for four years. Finally, realizing this was no way for an animal to live, she reached out to us and we agreed to take Clara to Tamerlaine.  As soon as we saw Clara we knew we had to take her out of the horrible condition she was living in.  Her hooves were overgrown and her back legs had started to atrophy from years of a sedentary life. Today, Clara lives happily in sanctuary.  Clara had to go to Cornell to be spayed as she suffered from horrible PMS.  It took many many months to trim her hooves slowly to the proper shape.  Because of the neglect that Clara suffered from her feet have been permanently damaged and she will have trouble with arthritis for the rest of her life.  She is still happy and full of life and is one of the spunkiest girls here.

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Pinky and Sheldon

Pinky and Sheldon

 

Pinky and Sheldon were rescued from a slaughterhouse. Sheldon was such a friendly goat the people who worked there were sure he must have been someone’s pet. Because of his outgoing personality a rescuer was able to beg the proprietor to spare his life . Pinky who was bonded to Sheldon was released as well. Pinky was so scared and traumatized when they both arrived that he spent all day and night hiding behind Sheldon. Sheldon was the only living being that Pinky trusted. They are the best of friends and with the help of Sheldon, Pinky has learned to trust humans and understands that we only want to give him love and care. He has come out of his shell and is a very friendly goat now.

Both boys had horrible respiratory infections and oarf (sore mouth disease) that is actually transmitted to humans. Most of the animals in the “food” chain are terribly sick when they go to slaughter. We are so grateful that their precious lives were saved and that they will live out the rest of their lives in sanctuary.

Merci

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Merci, pronounced "Mercy," was rescued exactly one week before Thanksgiving.  This beautiful girl was most likely on her way to one of the live kill markets in NYC bound to become someones Thanksgiving dinner.  We will never know how she escaped but this resourceful girl found her way to Prospect Park in Brooklyn right in the middle of Flatbush Avenue.  She was discovered shivering in the cold rain by the road.  A group of kind animal lovers made it their mission to make sure Merci found her way to sanctuary.  We are so thankful that Merci will never know abuse or neglect again.

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Bubblegum

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Bubblegum was one of the sickest goats that came to us from the ASPCA rescue in Westfield, MA. Just a baby he arrived riddled with parasites and a horrible respiratory infection. He was so skinny that you could wrap your hand around his entire spine. Our vet repeatedly told us he would not make it but this only strengthened our resolve to see him through. We moved him into the house to make sure he had round the clock care. He collapsed many times and each time our team rushed to his aid to see him through another day. Bubblegum did make it and is now thriving. He has grown up to be a fat healthy adorable goat that is loved by many but mostly us.

We partnered with the ASPCA to provide a loving forever-home to 21 goats who desperately needed a second chance on life. Among the dead and dying, from what is being called the largest animal-cruelty case in the Northeast, our 21 beautiful goat friends were rescued and brought to live with us. They once lived in terror along with many other species of animals, all in deplorable conditions. They will now live the rest of their lives knowing nothing but care and love. You can read more about the case here

They have already received an overwhelming amount of love from the individuals who have met them so far. Your generous sponsorship of these two brothers will help us continue to provide lifelong care in the form of food, shelter, and veterinary costs, among other expenses.

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Apache

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Apache was a show horse at a theme park where she performed tricks daily for the public. Unfortunately she sustained an injury to her knee. Apache became lame and was unable to perform with the other horses in the show. Even when horses live under the best circumstances, their final fate is often a very sad story. Any animal that can no longer earn its own feed at a theme park eventually winds up on the auction truck. Apache was slated to go to the New Holland Auction just one week before she came to our sanctuary. With luck and fate on her side, her journey to the auction was postponed due to bad weather. She will now live at Tamerlaine Farm Sanctuary for the rest of her life.

Horses require a huge amount of care.  We are committed to giving Apache everything she needs to make her life as pain free as possible.  We have sent her radiographs to the top horse surgeons around the country to see if we can perform a life changing operation to protect Apache’s knee from further damage. Please help us to help these beautiful horses thrive and live the best life possible.

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Dos Equis & Capt. Sparrow

Dos Equis and Captain Sparrow are best friends. If they aren’t biological brothers they certainly should be! Capt. Sparrow came to us with a deformed leg, a product of the abuse and neglect he suffered. He is a happy goat now and full of life. He is always the first one to climb to the top of the jungle gym despite his disability. When Captain Sparrow needs to take a break, Dos Equis is right there with him. Dos Equis, who is a bit more shy, is always ready to get some love from the humans as well! These two bonded goats will spend the rest of their life together in sanctuary.

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We partnered with the ASPCA to provide a loving forever-home to 21 goats who desperately needed a second chance on life. Among the dead and dying, from what is being called the largest animal-cruelty case in the Northeast, our 21 beautiful goat friends were rescued and brought to live with us. They once lived in terror along with many other species of animals, all in deplorable conditions. They will now live the rest of their lives knowing nothing but care and love. You can read more about the case here

They have already received an overwhelming amount of love from the individuals who have met them so far. Your generous sponsorship of these two brothers will help us continue to provide lifelong care in the form of food, shelter, and veterinary costs, among other expenses.

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Koda

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You would never know about the past Koda (short for Kodachrome) had to endure. She is now one of the friendliest, happiest, goats on the farm. She is one of the first to greet visitors and loves special attention! She came to us very ill, on the brink of losing one of her eyes. Thanks to our amazing caregiving team her eye was saved and she has transformed into a loving, frisky girl who loves to lend a hand! You can always spot her in the herd “helping” our caregivers when cleaning out the barns. Favorite pastimes include wheelbarrow rides!

We partnered with the ASPCA to provide a loving forever-home to 21 goats who desperately needed a second chance on life. Among the dead and dying, from what is being called the largest animal-cruelty case in the Northeast, our 21 beautiful goat friends were rescued and brought to live with us. They once lived in terror along with many other species of animals, all in deplorable conditions. They will now live the rest of their lives knowing nothing but care and love. You can read more about the case here

They have already received an overwhelming amount of love from the individuals who have met them so far. Your generous sponsorship of these two brothers will help us continue to provide lifelong care in the form of food, shelter, and veterinary costs, among other expenses.


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Angel

Angel is quite the heartbreaker! At less than 20 pounds when he arrived, he was the smallest of his herd. Now an outgoing adult boy he rules the jungle gym. He may not be our largest goat but he definitely has grown up and has lots of responsibilities. He is always the gentle watch goat who keeps his friends company when they need special help. He is the sweetest boy we know and loves to hang out with all of the humans that come to visit.

We have partnered with the ASPCA to provide the loving forever-home to 21 goats who desperately need one. Among the dead and dying of what is being called the largest animal-cruelty case in the Northeast, all 21 of our beautiful new friends were rescued and brought to live with us. While they once lived in terror along with many other species of animals, all in deplorable conditions, they will now get to live the rest of their lives knowing nothing but care. 

Please read more about the case here

They have already received an overwhelming amount of love from the individuals who have met them so far. Read below for a bio on each of our 21 goats! Your generous sponsorship of these animals will help us continue to provide lifelong care in the form of food, shelter, and veterinary costs, among other expenses. 

Ferdinand

Ferdinand was destined for slaughter...a byproduct of the dairy industry, male cows are either killed as babies for the veal industry or grown to adult slaughter weight and sold by the pound to the meat industry.  He was rescued along with two other boys and will now live for the rest of their lives in sanctuary.  Please help us to give Ferdinand the best life ever!

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Two amazing animal rights advocates, Maria and her daughter Julia, met these three cows when they were babies. They passed by them every day on their way to town near their home and would stop and pet them through the fence.  As the baby cows grew larger, Maria and Julia’s bond and love for them grew stronger and they knew they would have to find a way to bring the boys to sanctuary.  Having read that we just purchased a new 336 acre farm they reached out and asked if these beautiful boys could possibly be our first residents.We had barely signed the deed on the new property and had no idea when our new farm would open but we knew we couldn't let these boys go to slaughter and agreed to take them in if Maria and Julia could convince the farmer to release them.

These two women used their intense love and power of persuasion to free Ferdinand, Little Fred and Diego, who will now live together forever, free from harm.

Little Fred

Little Fred (middle) was destined for slaughter...a byproduct of the dairy industry, male cows are either killed as babies for the veal industry or grown to adult slaughter weight and sold by the pound to the meat industry.  He was rescued along with two other boys and will now live for the rest of their lives in sanctuary.  Please help us to give Little Fred the best life ever!

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Two amazing animal rights advocates, Maria and her daughter Julia, met these three cows when they were babies.   They passed by them every day on their way to town near their home and would stop and pet them through the fence.  As the baby cows grew larger, Maria and Julia’s bond and love for them grew stronger and they knew they would have to find a way to bring the boys to sanctuary.  Having read that we just purchased a new 336 acre farm they reached out and asked if these beautiful boys could possibly be our first residents.We had barely signed the deed on the new property and had no idea when our new farm would open but we knew we couldn't let these boys go to slaughter and agreed to take them in if Maria and Julia could convince the farmer to release them.

These two women used their intense love and power of persuasion to free Ferdinand, Little Fred and Diego, who will now live together forever, free from harm.

Diego

Diego was destined for slaughter...a byproduct of the dairy industry, male cows are either killed as babies for the veal industry or grown to adult slaughter weight and sold by the pound to the meat industry.  He was rescued along with two other boys and will now live for the rest of their lives in sanctuary.  Please help us to give Diego the best life ever!

 
 

Two amazing animal rights advocates, Maria and her daughter Julia, met these three cows when they were babies.   They passed by them every day on their way to town near their home and would stop and pet them through the fence.  As the baby cows grew larger, Maria and Julia’s bond and love for them grew stronger and they knew they would have to find a way to bring the boys to sanctuary. Having read that we just purchased a new 336 acre farm they reached out and asked if these beautiful boys could possibly be our first residents.We had barely signed the deed on the new property and had no idea when our new farm would open but we knew we couldn't let these boys go to slaughter and agreed to take them in if Maria and Julia could convince the farmer to release them.

These two women used their intense love and power of persuasion to free Ferdinand, Little Fred and Diego, who will now live together forever, free from harm.

Pecan

Help us Give Pecan the Best Life Ever!

Pecan the Pig was raised at one of the local colleges to be a teaching tool for a class. Each student is assigned a farm pig to train and take care of for the duration of the semester. The pig is then discarded and sent to slaughter once the school year has concluded. The only problem is that the student who raised Pecan realized that he wasn't a thing at all, but a real live beautiful being with all kinds of feelings and intelligence and individuality.   This student would not let Pecan be just another commodity.  She fought to save his life and with the help of her family and friends she was able to rescue Pecan.  That is where we came in.  So inspired by her passion for this amazing pig we had to help and now we need your help too.  We will have to build a special area for Pecan at our new location and open up our space to more pigs like him. Any amount you can give will go a long way to making sure Pecan has the best life ever.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and Pecan's too!

 Pecan on his cement enclosure at school

Pecan on his cement enclosure at school

 The family that would not give up on Pecan. This was Pecan's first time on grass.

The family that would not give up on Pecan. This was Pecan's first time on grass.

Watch this touching video of Pecan coming home to Tamerlaine Farm Sanctuary!

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Mr. Jill

 Mr. Jill

Mr. Jill

 Mr. Jill and Fedi the pig.

Mr. Jill and Fedi the pig.

Mr. Jill came to us from a NYC slaughter house. His life was spared from when he was a mere six to eight weeks old. His wing was broken due to the rough handling he received at the slaughterhouse as he was ripped out of his cage by his wing. He was very ill, as most animals are that are raised for meat and was nursed back to health while his wing healed. Now he is a very imposing bird at the farm with a huge personality.

He is best friend to all new animals that come to the farm. Many times he will hang out with an animal who is quarantine so the animal will not have be alone. Mr. Jill was named after Jill Phipps, a British animal rights activist who was crushed to death during an animal rights protest. He was rescued on the anniversary of her death.

 Mr. Jill and Pinky the goat.

Mr. Jill and Pinky the goat.

Ferdinand

Ferdinand is one of our newest residents here at Tamerlaine. At just a year old, he had already gone through several homes before finding his way to us and his new forever home. A family in suburban New Jersey bought Ferdinand as a baby from a breeder advertising "teacup" pigs as house pets. Just a few days later, the family dumped him on an acquaintance, possibly after realizing that even a tiny pig in a house can get up to a lot of mischief! The woman he was dumped on took care of him for a year, but when her neighbors started construction on their home, Ferdinand squealed and squealed, annoying the whole neighborhood. Kind activists set out to find Ferdinand a home where he could freely be a pig and do pig things and we readily welcomed him to Tamerlaine. Ferdinand's story shows that even when pigs actually do stay small, they still typically aren't well-suited for a suburban or urban environment. Small pigs can live to be 20 years old, though they are prone to the same health issues as teacup dogs. Help us provide Ferdinand with the best quality care so we can ensure he lives a long and healthy life!

Tara

 Tara has made so much progress since she was rescued and brought to Tamerlaine Farm!

Tara has made so much progress since she was rescued and brought to Tamerlaine Farm!

Tara, oh Tara, where to begin! Tara was rescued in October 2014 from religious "sacrificial" slaughter. She was a cuddly baby and began to show signs of vision issues in the winter. She is now largely blind, able to navigate her surroundings but with definite depth perception issues. That did not slow her down one bit gaining the nickname "Tara the Terror" for her ability to go after anyone who tries to take advantage of her disabilities.  Tara had a array of health issues and we tried just about everything to get her back on track.  As you can see she is doing so well now and has developed into one of our most beautiful Cornish girls.  We are so proud of her progress.   Tara loves to cuddle with other birds and nap next to humans. When she is very content, she purrs like a cat.

Pippa

Pippa was featured at our local county fair, where she won first place. Yet, her only prize for being the most “exceptional” lamb at the fair was to be sent to slaughter. Thankfully for Pippa, Tamerlaine negotiated her release. Currently we board Pippa next door with other sheep that are part of her family.   At our new location we will  raise money to build a barn for Pippa and her friends, so she can live out the rest of her life at our sanctuary. 

Artie

Artie was rescued as a baby by a pot-bellied pig organization. He was then adopted by a couple in Brooklyn who took good care of him and he lived in their brownstone with a large backyard for two years. Yet, the suburban environment was still not ideal for a pig and he needed more space and other pig friends. He found his way to Tamerlaine in April 2015 and now is best buds with rescued pig Clara. He remains a lap pig, even at 250 pounds!