All donations will be matched by a generous anonymous donor.
Compassion sees the suffering in others, is motivated to help others, and desires to heal the physical, emotional, and spiritual hurts and needs of others (Johnson, 2008; McConnell, 2015).
Compassion literally means to “suffer together.” What better way to show caring and compassion for animals than to literally feel their pain and be moved to ease that suffering.
This is Albert. He was a newborn calf heartlessly taken from his mother at birth. The farm would not allow him to drink his mother’s milk. They threw him on a truck and dumped him at a cruel auction house.
When I first met Albert on a cold October day, he was in a cold and barren pen with no straw to comfort him. Albert shivered and kept falling down. But what really broke my heart was hearing Albert cry out for his mother and then seeing his little umbilical cord.
I rescued Albert that day, and my life as I knew it changed completely. I quit my job to take care of him and 2 sheep I rescued with him. Asha’s had no barn and no fencing. But what we did have was a heart that knew no boundaries when it comes to saving animals.
Today Asha’s Farm Sanctuary has rescued many cows, donkeys, sheep, pigs, goats, geese, chickens, turkeys, and ducks from an imminent and terrifying slaughter. Some of the animals came to our sanctuary with not only severe illnesses and injuries, but traumatic and emotional pain.
Moses, a newborn male calf was one of those babies I rescued that came with deep, emotional pain we just could not heal. You see, like Albert, he was born on a dairy farm and ripped away from his mother too. When the farm brought me to see Moses, he was chained to a pole and left to lay on a concrete floor with no straw. Tears flowed from his eyes. I was told by the farm he was going to be sold off for his “meat.” Moses was a male calf born on a dairy farm and that’s the cruel reality for millions of these newborns around the world.
I couldn’t heal Moses’ emotional pain, but Sindy a rescued cow knew exactly what to do. She took him under her wing and gave him motherly love and protection. They are closely bonded and inseparable to this day.
We have many stories to tell about the animals we rescued from tragic and heartbreaking to healing and triumph. Visitors come from all over to hear their stories and emotionally connect with these precious animals.
Right now though, we are facing very difficult financial times. The rescued animals of Asha’s need continued medical care, food and clean shelters with plenty of straw. Mary and Vesta the sheep were recently hospitalized. We removed a growth on Vesta’s leg that was causing her discomfort. Mary has tumors in her lungs that we are told will respond to a 12 week course of weekly antibiotic injections. Their treatment is in the thousands.
We don’t give up on the animals no matter how time consuming and expensive the treatment may be. We see each and every animal as an individual with their own unique personality and will to live — just like us.
Will you please help the animals of Asha’s by donating. We need you. They need you.
All donations are being matched 2 to 1 by a very generous anonymous donor.