Remembering the Animals

We have dedicated this page specifically to remember the rescued animals that were able to live out their lives at the sanctuary and who have unfortunately parted with us. While we cannot stop their passing, we are able to remember them and all that they had to offer. Please read their stories with love and compassion and always remember to show kindness to those that you meet.

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ― Anatole France

Pictures coming soon!

On June 14, 2014, a doe named Bonnie, formerly from the dairy industry, came to live as the first rescue at the sanctuary. Half alpine and half Nubian, Bonnie lived beyond the typical life expectancy of a dairy goat. Initially underweight with parasites, she recovered quickly and enjoyed her final months at PFS. She passed away on February 24th, 2015, of what the vet suspects was gastrointestinal cancer, which is unfortunately common in senior goats. Bonnie lived a long life and helped to make the sanctuary ‘official.’ She was also such a proper lady and would not go to the bathroom in the goat barn, only outside! Until she passed and Toby came to PFS, she was considered the mascot and was loved by many. She was such a special girl and is deeply missed.

Six chicks from Washington DC came to Peaceful Fields Sanctuary in November of 2014, as part of a combined rescue with Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Maryland. These chicks were threatened to be thrown away upon delivery to a woman as a gift, but the delivery man was able to turn them into the Washington Humane Society, who reached out to sanctuaries for homes. The sanctuary has lost all six due to complications with their weight, which is unfortunately common among the Cornish Cross breed.

Silver was found wandering the streets of Raleigh, North Carolina, when animal control picked him up. After being picked up, a rescue group was able to free him and transport him to PFS on January 1st, 2015. He’s a pygmy LaMancha and was named after the Lone Ranger’s horse. We lost him to bladder stones in July of 2016. Although the sanctuary was unable to have his company for long, he was such a sweet boy and is missed terribly.