Wildwood Farm Sanctuary & Preserve is home to more than 100 farmed animals, many rescued from abuse and neglect. We'd like to introduce you to just a few of our beloved residents: 

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Moose

Moose was a veal calf, the sad and too-often overlooked by-product of the dairy industry. He came to us malnourished and sickly but today, he's an enormous and enormously happy fellow.

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Libby

Libby is one of a few turkeys spared by a turkey grower in 2018. Instead of becoming one soon-to-be-forgotten meal, she's getting to live a full and happy life with her friends.

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Dexter

Dexter was found in a city park, lost and bleeding from head wounds. We don't know what his story was before, but we do know he'll live happily ever after. Dexter loves snuggles.

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Pearl

Pearl's mother, Stardust, was saved from one of the worst hoarding situations we've ever seen. Pearl was born at Wildwood and has only ever know love and safety.

Charlotte, the miracle calf.

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Against all odds, this beautiful girl survived the most horrifying beginning. Her mother was “just another cow” being slaughtered for meat. Right after the worker killed her, he noticed that she was pregnant and, in a moment of extraordinary compassion, he decided to try and save the little calf. He performed an emergency C-section right on the slaughterhouse floor. Then he went even further and brought her to us, where she was bottle-raised and is now a healthy, happy cow. From a place of fear and death to a life of love and kindness. We wish every farm animal could be as lucky as our sweet Charlotte.

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She has a name, a personality and a right to a happy life.

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Meet Darling, one of the many rescued chickens who call Wildwood home. She spent the first two years of life in what can only be called a living hell. Crammed into a filthy cage with other terrified hens, she was scheduled for "disposal" at two years old when her production slowed. Luckily, we were able to save her and give Darling first chance ever to walk on grass and feel the sun on her back. Today, she's a happy, curious, talkative hen who loves to take dust baths and gossip with the other girls. 

 

 

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Doodle, our resident comedian.

Also resident produce checker, hay inspector, volunteer boss and cuddle bug. Doodle was found wandering around a suburban neighborhood back in 2016. He was very frightened, not knowing where he was or why he'd been dumped. After arriving at Wildwood, he quickly became one of our favorite characters. In addition to a winning personality and the sweetest smile ever, Doodle also has many names: Doodle Bug, Doodlie-doo, Don't, Get Out Of There, Stop It Doodle and Doodle Ate It.

Meet Billy, one of our many special needs animals.

Billy Blue Eyes was one of the first rescues to arrive at Wildwood and has always been gentle, playful and very affectionate. In 2021, Billy took a tumble and broke his front left leg. Ouch! After some heroic efforts by our care team, the only option was to amputate. We were thrilled that Billy made a complete recovery and could get around pretty well on three legs. But it was putting a terrible strain on his back and other legs. The solution? A goat cart! Now, Billy can race around like the kid he still is at heart. 

Wildwood is home to many special needs and geriatric animals. Sure, they need some additional care, but we believe they have every right to live their full lives, loved and cared for. 

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Nick and Jenny, a love story.

Nick is almost totally blind and Jenny has very limited vision. But since Jenny can see a little bit, she serves as his guide, helping him find food and treats. They are inseparable! They live with our other special needs birds and, no longer in danger of being killed and eaten, they will be able to grow old together and prove that love truly is blind.