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Happy Tails

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The Community Spotlight gets shined on the Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary

August 28, 2019

Happy Tails is a volunteer run charitable organization providing safety and sanctuary to farm animals.

Upcoming Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary mid-summer celebrations

August 15, 2019

Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary is a volunteer run charitable organization providing safety and sanctuary to farm animals

We introduce you to the sanctuary’s newest addition, Peter the lamb!

May 30, 2019

We introduce you to the sanctuary’s newest addition, Peter the lamb!

We're Preparing for a Brand New Season!

April 08, 2019

Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary is preparing for a new season and we're fundraising for a visitor’s/ educational centre!

Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary hoping community will help it raise the roof on new education centre

February 11, 2019

Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary is hoping that the Kingston and area community will help it raise the roof on a new, much-needed education centre. Started by Carla and Harold Moore in Harrowsmith,

Catch our interview with YourTV Kingston explaining our youth programs and upcoming Fund Raiser

February 06, 2019

Here is our interview discussing our youth programs and upcoming Education Centre Fundraiser at Overtime Sports Bar on February 9.

Wondering how Happy Tails Came to be?

January 01, 2020

Check out this great video shot by "Your Kingston Media" and find out how this great sanctuary started to grow its roots.

Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary is adding an education centre to its facilities

January 10, 2019

Our sanctuary and education centre is unique to the area and we strive to build our programs in order to even better service our community. If you would like to make a charitable donation to our organization please click here.

Mia the pig goes on a visit

December 13, 2019

Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary visits grade 11 high school biology class with Mia the pig to help open up lines of communication and circles of compassion.

The Important Lesson About Factory Farming We Can Learn From 31 Rescued Ducklings

November 14, 2018

Not only are animals raised for meat and dairy on large-scale factory farms as well as smaller “farm to table” establishments, but there also appears to be a growing trend of individuals raising animals in their own backyard, including within city limits.

Scared Stray Cat Transforms When She Meets Newborn Baby

September 19, 2018

Earlier this year, a very skinny and skittish Siamese cat was spotted around Kingston, Ontario, struggling to survive on the streets. When a Good Samaritan, concerned for the cat's health, managed to trap the stray cat, it was clear that months of living on the streets had left their mark on her.

Kingston animal sanctuary owners try to establish a fixed network to locate and return lost farm animals.

July 31, 2018

With the death of the lost YGK goat, Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary and Homes 4 Paws discuss with Bill Welychka the need for better communication between numerous organizations to relocate lost farm animals.

Teacup pig or just a giant in waiting?

July 27, 2018

Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary talks about having pigs as pets and how people are getting tricked into buying 100 to 250 pound pals.

Rescued Pig Gets Her Very Own Blanket — And Won't Let It Go

July 11, 2018

She loves to cuddle under her blanket in her straw ... and be sung to and petted!

Very Friendly Turkey Decides She Has To Sit Up Front With Rescuer

July 11, 2018

Life has not been easy so far for a turkey now named Betty — but just the other day she basically hit the jackpot.

This Cat Wants To Be Wherever Her Favorite Lamb Is

July 05, 2018

When this family took in a sick baby lamb named Charlie, their rescue cat Dora immediately went to comfort him. And then she never left his side! Today on Odd Couples, watch how Dora decided that Charlie would be her best friend forever. He was very happy to oblige — he even taught her how to eat hay!

Want to see what we're all about? Check out our new documentary

February 14, 2018

To find out how we operate and get a first hand look at our animals, this incredible work encompasses everything we stand for and delivers with an easy to watch heartwarming narrative.

Will You Be My ValenSwine?

January 12, 2018

Local musicians will be taking to the stage to benefit Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary project “Tom’s Place”. Overtime Sports bar is hosting this fundraiser on Saturday February 10th. Local entertainers will have 15 minute sets from 5:00pm to 11:00pm. All funds raised will benefit Tom a friendly rescue pig who has outgrown his pen and needs a new shelter.

Pig abused and neglected for more than a decade

December 07, 2017

A horrific case of animal cruelty in our region. The rescue group involved says it’s one of the worst they’ve seen. Morganne Campbell introduces us to “Anna” a pig that’s endured a decade of abuse and neglect.

Kingston animal sanctuary owners try to establish a fixed network to locate and return lost farm animals.

September 29, 2017

With the death of the lost YGK goat, Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary and Homes 4 Paws discuss with Bill Welychka the need for better communication between numerous organizations to relocate lost farm animals.

Charlie was on CKWS TV!

August 03, 2017

Today we had the absolute pleasure of being invited to speak with Bill Welychka, host of the CKWS TV morning show to talk about our event 'Yoga with Charlie' at 7:50 am and then again at 8:20 am to discuss our sanctuary, how we started, and about the influx of potbelly pigs in sanctuary due to the 'tea cup' pig myth.

Harrowsmith farm opens its doors for yoga with a twist

August 21, 2017

Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary hosts ‘Yoga with Charlie,’ an event where the public can get zen while hanging out with farm animals.

Have you ever wanted to do yoga with a lamb? Now you can!

December 16, 2019

Get your yoga on this Sunday, August 20th as Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary and Kingston Vegetarian Network will be hosting a Yoga and Reiki retreat called "Yoga with Charlie."

'Yoga with Charlie' aims to spread compassion, ease the soul

July 11, 2019

I would like to see people on their mats, taking in the yoga, as Charlie’s wandering around for pets,” she says. “He’s very friendly so he’ll make sure he goes up to each person, I’m quite sure. I’m hoping to get some laughs and to spark conversation.

Woman Hugs a Kitten No One Wanted, the Kitty Won't Let Her Go...

May 17, 2017

A woman hugged a kitten that no one wanted, and the tiny calico latched onto her and wouldn't let go...

Meet Lola!

Kitten No One Wanted Finds Woman She Loves And Won't Let Go

May 17, 2017

It was just another day in the life of an animal lover earlier this week when Carla Reilly Moore, cofounder of Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary in Kingston, Ontario, was on her way to rescue two 3-week-old chicks listed online for free — but she’d end up saving three lives that day.

Rescue Cat Helps Save Sick Little Lamb’s Life

January 14, 2017

A modest sheep who was conceived on the darkest day of the year was set up for appropriation online by the rancher who had no utilization for him.

 

He was only two days old — and he was truly wiped out.

Rescue Cat Helps Save Sick Little Lamb's Life

January 10, 2017

In case you missed it! Dora has a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb... 💕

Caring cat befriends lamb in Canada

January 23, 2017

These two best friends just melt your hearts, don't they? Dora the cat has been Charlie the lamb's best friend ever since he came to live with her at the Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary.

Rescue Cat Helps Save Sick Little Lamb and Nurses Him Back to Health

January 12, 2017

A rescue cat became the guardian angel to an orphaned lamb and helped nurse him back to health.

Meet Dora the cat and Charlie the lamb.

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