Albert and Nicolette came from a loving home in Michigan. Their human ‘dad’ had passed away and their loving ‘mom’ wanted to move closer to other family. Sadly, she could not take the ducks with her. SASHA had just lost two of their ducks and was grieving over their loss, so we welcomed Einstein, a Pekin duck, and Nicolette, a Rouen duck.
They were bonded, having lived together for their entire lives. Because we already had an Einstein, we changed his name to Albert, and he caught on!
Albert is very protective of Nicolette, who sometimes tells him in no uncertain terms that she doesn’t need his protection! But they go everywhere and do everything together at SASHA. We are so grateful to have the privilege of caring for these two beauties, with their distinctive personalities. How we love our ducks!
And, oh, by the way, Albert won the Best Hairstyle of 2021 contest! He didn’t let it go to his head one bit, lol!
A great time was had by all, and the SASHA animal residents thank you from the bottom of their hearts. We love you!!!
Meet Sofia, Isabella, and Diego!! You may know them as the Khart Kids and if you’ve attended past SASHA Farm events, you may have seen their wonderful SASHA animal resident paintings, crafts, and sculptures created from plastic bags. When they heard that our 2021 summer events were going to be virtual only, that didn’t stop them. In past years, they have offered their incredible animal sculptures onsite at events for a donation of $50 each. They sold quickly!
This year, they’ve created even more pieces and provided them to the SASHA Farm staff as a way to share the love and help the animal residents. We are offering them on the SASHA Farm Facebook page, in an auction format, with the bidding starting for each sculpture at $25. The virtual bidding is held from Wednesday, August 25 through Saturday, August 28.
Three sculptures will be up for bid each day. The bidding will begin daily at noon EST and close promptly at 8 PM EST. Highest bidders will be notified of next steps to take in this fun online event that will help provide food, shelter, and medical care for your favorite SASHA Farm animal residents.
Thank you for participating, and thank you Khart kids!! Attached are all the animal resident sculptures that will be up for bid starting this upcoming Wednesday. Let the bidding begin! If you’re curious about the work these young entrepreneurs are creating, check out their website at https://www.kharts.org/ and Facebook page at https://m.facebook.com/kharts.org/ !
Eight black roosters were found as chicks on the tarmac at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. These young boys started out as a wild bunch, running around at the airport, dodging rescuers, and avoiding any chance of capture. It was quite a scene and caused much commotion among passersby, and airport employees.
But finally, SASHA Farm to the rescue and now SASHA is their home forever. The first order of business was to give names to these crazy little guys. At the time the Quentin Tarantino movie called The Hateful Eight was playing in theaters, so the whole wild bunch was named The Hateful Eight, after the characters in that movie. Although three have passed over the years, five of the eight are still going strong, and we mean that literally.
The ringleader is Quentin. He has a few white feathers on his tail. The one with a missing eye is Samuel L. The others are Tarantino, Mannix, and Oswaldo – the animal care team can tell them apart by the shape of their combs. The Hateful Eight have truly earned their nickname as a group, as they are indeed the not-so-friendly bunch of all the bird residents. But why would they trust humans – the species who deserted them and left them to die on the tarmac? Plus they are only doing what they were meant to do as roosters – protect their flocks.
Not much has changed since they arrived at SASHA, which makes many of us chuckle. However, though they like to taunt all of the volunteers and staff with their powerful kicking abilities, each beautiful boy has the responsibility of a flock. Quentin, as the overall leader, watches out for predators and protects all the others.
It is often hard for some humans to understand the nature of these roosters, but the loving and compassionate Animal Care team at SASHA treat them with all the love, respect and compassion that they deserve as individual sentient beings. They belong at SASHA and we are humbled to have the privilege of caring for them.
2021 is the 20th anniversary of SASHA Farm becoming a non-profit. So much has happened over these 20 years, and we wanted to celebrate with you by introducing our anniversary shirt. Check out both options (differences are colors on the back). You help the animals and celebrate our anniversary at the same time. Thank you for your support – we appreciate YOU!
Option #1 – with black and white lettering on the back (can order in a wide variety of sizes and colors:)
Want to join us in supporting a good cause? We’re raising money for the animal residents of SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you so much for your support of the 200+ animal residents. We’ve included information about SASHA Farm Animal Sanctuary below.
The mission of SASHA Farm is to provide a safe and secure environment, lifetime care and medical treatment for unwanted, neglected, misused, and abused farmed animals, as well as to foster a better understanding of these animals through education. Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the animals who are fortunate enough to call SASHA their home!
DONATE HERE AND MAKE CERTAIN THAT EVERYONE HAS A FULL TUMMY AT SASHA FARM!
THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR THE SASHA ANIMAL RESIDENTS!
Looking for some great Tee’s and other SASHA merchandise to brighten up your wardrobe, or for upcoming birthdays? Every purchase you make helps the animals, so you can’t go wrong! T-shirts, tanks, mugs, water bottles, hats, and so much more, and priced so you can stay within your summer budget too! Questions, or need a size not available? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. See all our merchandise on our website at https://www.sashafarm.org/shop/.
Here are just a few of the items available for you.
Many of you have followed Daisy Belle since she came to SASHA Farm in the winter of 2017. This tiny Holstein calf arrived when she was only 13 days old. She began her life on a dairy farm in Michigan, born much smaller than a typical calf, and thought unable to one day reproduce and produce milk. So, because it was believed that she provided no value to the farm where she was born, she was discarded into the corner of a stall, and left to die. It was a miracle that she survived! A compassionate person became aware of her plight and did everything possible to find her a safe and loving home at a sanctuary. SASHA Farm immediately stepped forward to welcome her with open arms and provide a forever home for this small and innocent calf.
Daisy Belle was so young when she arrived that she had to be bottle fed for her initial weeks here at SASHA Farm. She suffered from numerous health problems, including pneumonia and she could not seem to gain weight. She will always be much smaller than her fellow bovines here at SASHA, and suffers from congenital cataracts, but she is now doing much better health wise. Many of you have seen her videos. Despite all that she has been through, the past is long gone from her existence, and she only lives for the joy she feels every single day.
Once she became healthier and strong enough, she moved into the pasture with the sheep and goats, and Bhima became her first best friend, followed shortly by Suzy the lamb, whom she befriended when Suzy came as a baby and was missing her human rescuer. Daisy Belle is very playful, and will engage any friendly face who wants to play with her. Humans and animals of all species are her immediate friends.
Here are some facts about Holsteins:
•They originated from the Netherlands, approximately 2000 years ago.
•They are noble animals, most quickly recognized by their distinctive color patterns of black and white, or occasionally red and white. But no two color patterns among Holsteins are exactly the same!
•A Holstein calf typically weighs 80 lbs. at birth, while a mature Holstein can weigh 1500 lbs., and be 58” tall at the shoulder.
•Holsteins are intelligent, inquisitive, and shy. They like affection and are very docile.
We are grateful that Daisy Belle joined our SASHA family and that we were able to help her through all the tough times of her early life. Now she helps us all, every day. We are in awe at the individual that she has become, despite being taken from her mother, who grieved just as much as Daisy Belle. Our bond with Daisy Belle will never be broken.
Missing your SASHA friends? Need a serotonin boost? Join us and four other Midwest sanctuaries for a virtual tour showcasing your favorite animal residents! This event will take place on Tuesday, June 22nd @ 7pm. Don’t forget to register by clicking the link below! See you there!
Want to brighten up your wardrobe for the summer? With the added bonus of helping the SASHA Farm animal residents?? Check out these summer tanks – sizes and colors for everyone!! Just click the link below and start shopping. Great for gifts too! The SASHA animals will love you forever! Order by June 19; Orders start shipping June 28th.