Meet Our Animals

PraireFire came to us from the famous “Nebraska 200” seizure.  An individual in Nebraska was prosecuted after over 90 Mustangs were found starved to death and another 200 were seized, starving and riddled with lice.  The previous owner’s “training methods” and severe neglect left PrairieFire mentally destroyed with no trust of humans.  After several years of patience, Fire is finally feeling safe and grounded and is making contact with humans.

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Copper came to us from an area shelter where, after being rescued from abandonment on a reservation in Texas, she was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma, a form of cancer with a grave prognosis of 6 month life span with extensive chemotherapy.  We agreed to forego chemo and give Copper quality of life over quantity and are happy to report she has been with us over a year and is going strong!

Gideon came to us from a high kill shelter in Texas.  He is a sensitive soul and the stress of shelter life was more than he could handle and he became severely institutionalized- refusing to leave his cage even when the door was left open overnight and when removed, he would clamor to return.   Eventually he began to shut down emotionally altogether, so he was sent to us.

Happily, Gideon LOVES HHFS! He has come out of his shell and found his inner kitten, always quick to play and snuggle!

Even the chickens at HHFS are rescues!  Roosters generally come to us from “urban farmers” who under new ordinances are allowed to keep chickens in their backyards.  Roosters, however, are generally banned.  The hens, like you see hear with her chicks, generally come to HHFS because they have “outlived their usefulness” and are no longer consistently laying eggs.  As you can see, that often changes once they find a stress free life at HHFS!  All our birds – chickens, ducks and turkeys- have free range of the property during the day and return to their coop at night.

Charlie came to us from a dairy goat farmer. Obviously when your goal is milk and cheese, does (females) are in demand but wethers (castrated males) offer little benefit to the dairy.  Charlie and his two brothers, however, had wormed their way into the owner’s heart and she was extremely worried about where they would end up, considering most people take wethers for butchering them.  As you can see, Charlie is all goat and LOVES to climb on things.

Pacha was rescued for a mere $15 from an auction where 98% of the animals go to slaughter.  Pacha is still a little head shy, but a very sweet boy! Definitely better in a pasture than on a plate!

Meet Our Animals