Meet Miss Prissy!

You may already be familiar with Elliot and Lady, two of the chickens recently rescued from Northern Pennsylvania. We’d now like to introduce you to another one newly named, Miss Prissy!

Miss Prissy

Miss Prissy

Miss Prissy with Elliot the rooster.

Miss Prissy with Elliot the rooster.

This lovable hen is named after the amorous widow hen always after Foghorn Leghorn in the cartoon. She’s only missing the blue bonnet. 😉 Taking these photos proved quite a challenge as she is always on the move and rarely holds still. We’re very blessed to have her here calling Peaceful Fields home. Miss Prissy is looking for caring people to sponsor her, could it be you?
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Silver’s operation

Silver had surgery today so that he is now neutered as a wether. This will prevent any breeding with the female goats. As a sanctuary, our goal is to rescue farm animals in need to provide forever homes and so any breeding impacts our ability to do this as we are NOT in agriculture or livestock business. Typically farmers will do this themselves by using rubber bands or a clamp however these methods are both painful and easily lead to health complications so we will only use surgery under anesthesia as the humane option. We’re very fortunate to have an amazing vet, Dr. Fred with Mountain State Equine & large animal who shares and understands this view. Silver was given a general anesthesia injection and after asleep the surgery was performed removing his testes. Several injections were also given for any pain and inflammation he might experience after waking up. Everything went really well (I never left his side) and it didn’t take long before he was up, though groggy. He came over for some hugs letting us know he was well. He’s eaten a bit which is a good sign. In about ten days he will have healed enough where we can relocate him in with the other goats. If you appreciate the rescue work we do and it touches your heart, please make a donation to help cover the costs of Silver’s surgery. Stay tuned for more news updates on this sweet little man!

Silver wants to cuddle after his surgery.

Silver wants to cuddle after his surgery.

Little goat gets New Year’s resolution of forever home

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On New Year’s day 2015 we had a kid goat join the family here at Peaceful Fields Sanctuary! How’s THAT for a baby New Year. He doesn’t have a name as of yet but this young guy has quite the story to tell. Thanks to several people, this story has a happy ending! This little LaMancha mix (possibly Boar) was found wandering the streets near Durham, North Carolina alone. The county animal control picked him up and he was rescued by a local group Triangle Chance For All. Imagine how scared he must have been wandering the streets and being held in a county shelter, not knowing his fate. After a quick checkup by a vet, he went on a road trip up here to his permanent home at PFS. He’s settling in and getting used to his new surroundings. After blood work results come back and he’s been wethered (neutered) by our vet to prevent breeding, he’ll join Bonnie, Buster & Sweet Pea to engage in typical goat shenanigans happy and free from exploitation. If you’d like to sponsor him or help with the humane neutering (surgically performed under anesthesia) costs use the “donate” tab above or follow this link- http://www.gofundme.com/PeacefulFieldsSanctuary . Welcome little guy and what a great way to start off 2015, with one more life saved from exploitation or death!

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