May 19, 2023
A year ago we reported that Spring Farm Sanctuary was in transition. It’s founders, Robin Johnson and Buck Weber had decided to retire and move the resident animals to Odd Man Inn sanctuary in Tennessee.
They began the transition last summer and moved the pigs and the goats to Odd Man Inn. In the process they have had a change of heart and decided to continue the sanctuary on a smaller scale. As you will read below, they still have their cows and birds. And have even added a couple!
Robin and Buck have shared the following with us and on the Spring Farm social media:
“Have you ever experienced the feeling of regretting a decision? Well, we certainly have. Initially, we made the choice to retire and began the process, but deep down, we knew it wasn’t the right path for us. Our hearts couldn’t bear the thought of sending our beloved steer named Pete on a grueling 19-hour journey to Tennessee, considering his bad arthritis. As a result, we have decided to change our minds and keep Pete, along with his brothers and our cherished birds, by our side. Although we miss our pigs and goats dearly, we believe this is the best decision for our animal family.”
“Both Buck and I, at the age of 64, initially believed that retirement would be the right course of action, allowing us to focus on taking care of my health issues. However, our hearts have spoken differently. The sanctuary holds immense significance in our lives, and it’s where we want to dedicate our retirement—advocating for animals. Therefore, the sanctuary will continue to operate, albeit on a smaller scale. We sincerely apologize for the sudden change of plans and hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive us and welcome us back, just as Tom Brady was welcomed. We have recently welcomed two new residents who were found wandering the streets of New Hope and Bloomington respectively. A turkey named Hank and a rooster named Timmy.”
Spring Farm Sanctuary (SFS) in Long Lake, MN was founded in 2016. SFS has been committed to ending farmed animal cruelty and promoting vegan living through their rescue, rehabilitation, and education efforts. They have provided a loving home for abused and neglected farm animals. In addition, they have encouraged the community to connect with animals and realize how sensitive, emotional, and caring they are. Over these years they have rescued and provided a home for over 25 chickens, cows, steer, turkeys, sheep and goats.
We are glad to welcome them back! Their residents will be featured in future editions of our weekly newsletter. If you haven’t subscribed you can do so on our home page on the right hand side.