By KD Angle-Traegner, Founder & Editor

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary’s 2015 tour season is here! I am a big fan of the sanctuary here at Your Daily Vegan, and of the important service that they provide to animals in need. I can’t encourage you enough to make a trip out to visit. And if you live outside Ohio, find a sanctuary near you and plan a trip of your own! The Sanctuary Database has listings from all over the world; you’re sure to find a sanctuary near you.

Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and provides an adoption program for abused, abandoned, and neglected farm animals such as horses, ponies, potbelly pigs, farm pigs, chickens, ducks, turkeys, sheep, goats, and cows. Happy Trails serves the entire state of Ohio and any other state requesting their help, and works in cooperation with county humane societies, animal protective leagues, and local and state law enforcement officers.

When: The Tour Schedule runs May 1, 2015 through October 31, 2015. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm and 4:15pm.

Where:  5623 New Milford Rd Ravenna, Ohio 44266

Admission: Adults – $20; youth ages 17 and under -$10; kids ages 5 and under are free

Girl with donkey at Happy Trails Animal Sanctuary

Your tour fee directly supports the animal rescue programs of Happy Trails. It pays for things like grain, hay, straw, veterinary expenses, medications, hoof trimming, shelter repairs, and any special needs of each animal. Price of admission also includes a personal guided tour with a group of up to six people.

You have the opportunity to meet the animals up-close and personal. Hear their stories. Give the piggies a belly rub. Pet the mini horses. Meet an ex-cockfighting rooster. And most importantly, learn how you can make a difference!

Children with a goat at Happy Trails Animal Sanctuary

Reservations are required, so call 330-296-5914 to schedule your tour. For more information, check out Happy Trails’ website at

Photos courtesy of Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary and used with permission.