Meet Our Animals

Wilbur

Sweet Wilbur came to us from a woman who was fattening him up to eat. He and his brother had previously been part of a  petting zoo. The woman slaughtered his brother right in front of Wilbur. Needless to say he was traumatized, but so was the woman. She reached out to us saying she didn’t want to kill him, but had no other options. We rescued him and he is a happy boy and wags his tail nonstop. Wilbur…

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Carl

Little Carl escaped from a nursery barn. He was found by a nearby neighbor who kept him in a cardboard box. She contacted us about taking him, and we met with her and got him. He was hardly moving and obviously in rough shape, we honestly weren’t sure if he was going to make it. It turns out he had pneumonia and could barely breathe. He was too weak to walk, and was severely dehydrated with diarrhea. Carl was malnourished, had…

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Lucy

Meet Lucy, she is an escapee from a live market near St Paul. She was found wandering in a nearby parking lot and a kind woman took her home. She took wonderful care of her and now she has found her forever home at Spring Farm Sanctuary! Lucy is looking for sponsors that will help pay for her food, treats, fruits and vegetables and vet care. She is loving her forever home at the sanctuary with a flock of friends…

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Brandi

Sweet Brandi was found as a duckling after she and her sibling were abandoned at a local lake. Brandi unfortunately had to witness her sister’s life being ended by a predator. Luckily, an environmentalist and award-winning nature photographer and filmmaker Jim Brandenburg happened to find her and bring her home to our sanctuary. When Jim was young, his nickname was Brandi, hence how this adorable lady got her name. Brandi has fit right into the flock at Spring Farm Sanctuary…

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Tulip

Tulip came to us from western Minnesota when a passerby found her in the middle of the street. She was found with an injured eye and nose. Luckily, Tulip was taken to a vet, received wonderful care, and was fostered by her kind rescuer until we were able to bring her home to the sanctuary. Sweet little Tulip is now safe and sound, and is as pretty as her name!

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Esther

Esther is a beautiful Silver Appleyard duck, who is extremely sweet. She was rescued in January of 2020 on the same day as Rudy the pig (they were in the same area), and we are so happy she will be able to live out the rest of her natural life here at the sanctuary! Esther lived in a backyard with her sister, and one day, a stray dog was able to enter the yard and killed Esther’s sister in front…

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Rudy

Rudy was found by a worker at a hog farm while cleaning the nursery. All of the other piglets had been moved to a finisher barn three days prior, so Rudy had been left all alone with no care, food, or water for three days. He had been tossed on a pile of dead piglets who had perished during the farrowing process. He was surrounded by his dead siblings, body parts, and half-eaten piglets when he was discovered. The worker…

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Matilda

This gorgeous girl escaped a local processing shop by finding a hole in the fence and running for her life! Someone would have picked her out at the meat shop and she would have been slaughtered right there on the spot. She was found by a pair of compassionate women, and brought to us in good health other than a chipped beak. She’s a beautiful, intelligent, and friendly little girl, and now she has a forever home here at the…

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