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Sponsor A Resident

Our Sponsor a Resident program is a way for compassionate supporters to provide a monthly or annual financial commitment to a particular resident.

Our sponsorship program allows you to be a part of the lifesaving work, and continued care for your chosen resident -an incredible gift.

This type of support allows Mockingbird Farm Sanctuary to continue the necessary work of rescue, rehabilitation, education and advocacy.

 

On this page, you’ll find photos of the entire herd who would all be thrilled to call you their sponsor! Each resident at Mockingbird has an incredible story of their own and a true found “farmily” at the sanctuary. Most have special needs, strict diets and dedicated routines. Their personalities shine through their photos though we hope you’ll get the chance to meet your sponsored animal in person one day!

 

Meet our herd by reading some of their stories, and click on any “sponsor me” button to learn more.

As a sponsor, you’ll receive a digital certificate and a photograph of your chosen Mockingbird herd member.

 

We also love to assist those who would like to sponsor an animal in the name of a friend or family member, or in memorial of those who have passed. This is a kind and compassionate gift that directly helps the animals.

Write us directly to set up a gift for a loved one.

 

We are currently home to 48 residents who all appreciate your continued love and support. We couldn’t do a single day of this beautiful work without you.

Our Sponsor a Resident program is one of the best ways to make a continued donation that makes a massive impact. It truly does.  Of course, please feel free to sponsor more than one resident if you feel moved to.

Just click on the Sponsor Me button under their bio to make your selection.  

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CICI

 Rescued from horrific conditions at 2 days old, Cici spent 26 days in the ICU at Cornell and YOU helped us save her life with your donations. She battled bilateral pneumonia, failure to thrive, she required a central line and tube feeding, fevers so high that resulted in losing most of the hair on her legs, a heart murmur, deadly and zoonotic infections that took months to overcome. She is a survivor and we are thrilled to highlight her life.

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Rem

We don’t know much about Rem’s early days, other than the fact that he was rescued from slaughter. He was raised by a family who seemed to love him. From neighbor’s accounts, Rem (jersey steer), Sophie (cow) and Sid (goat) were all left behind after the caretaker’s home was foreclosed. For a year, neighbors stepped in to help, but ultimately once we were made aware, we immediately rescued Sophie. A neighbor fell in love with Rem and Sid and found a way to keep them on his land, but several years later we had the chance to reunite Sophie with Rem and Sid the goat.

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Sophie

Sophie was once a 4H calf, shown at fairs by a little girl whose mother worked at the dairy farm. Once she was old enough to be bred, she had several babies taken away from her and her milk yield began to decline. Sophie was sent to auction to ultimately be sent slaughter for cheap beef. The young girl and her mother found out and went to the auction. They bid, and won Sophie. Despite all of the good intentions in the world, life can change in an instant. Sophie was left in a field for one year with no one to care for her. Jon and Jonell rescued her in the middle of a massive blizzard. Her rescue is one we will never forget!

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River

River was found running around the city streets of Rochester, NY. Ultimately the police had him cornered in someone’s backyard. He was so little he still had part of his umbilical cord attached, we guess he was no older than 3 days old. The SPCA called us to see if we had room for a calf and we absolutely said yes. Though- River was in face very sick. He had man zoonotic diseases, so we had to be very careful handling him, wearing PPE just to be near him. Ultimately, he healed up and has since been the most chill steer ever! He is 2.5 years old now.

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Honey

Honey was found on an ad on Craigslist. It listed that she was in foal to a Friesian. After a 3 hour long phone call with the darling woman who had recently had major neck surgery, Honey was in my hands before Mockingbird existed. I lived in Colorado on a horse ranch, where I was able to be there when Honey gave birth to Luca. It was one of the most magical times of my life. Honey is a great big Belgian mare, sweet as pie with almond colored eyes. She and Luca both move to New York, where they became the very first residents of Mockingbird Farm.

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Luca

Luca is the son of Honey. He is a gorgeous boy and he knows it! Luca is 9 years old, and acts like a teenager. He loves to do tricks, be hand walked for adventures, and get into trouble! He is so smart, we’ve had to Luca proof his stall door. He is a gorgeous representation of his mama Honey and Sire the late Hawk. Luca’s full name is Hawk’s Luca Rae. He loves snacks and grooming his mama!

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Peggy

Peggy was surrendered by her previous human. It was known that she was made to run as fast as she could go in a tiny stall. She was extremely afraid when she arrived. She would kick and bite and bolt! Especially towards men. She ran right through the front door a few times! Now Peg is the most loving and trusting pony. She struggles with seasonable laminitis which prevents her from seeing her friends due to needing deep bedding and stall rest. We are hoping that she stays sound after some major adjustments.

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Bourbon

Bourbon is a newer intake. His human volunteers each week to see him and help out with chores!! He came to us pretty overweight, and our last DVM mentioned that over time, we took almost 100 lbs off his little body. With ponies, it’s not if, it’s when they will get laminitis! SO we will do everything we can for Bourby-Boy to stay healthy!

Bourbon loves food. Any kind of food. He is also very much in love with Peggy. He will follow her every where she goes and back. It’s precious that Peg gets to have a companion her size. Wonderful timing Bourby!

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Gilbert

Gilbert and Anne were unfortunately part of a hoarding situation. The donkey’s gate hadn’t been open in years. Their hooves were so overgrown, they could only stand for 5-10 minutes before needing to lay down. They had unfortunately been fed a high sugar and high starch diet, which let to them becoming extremely overweight. Anne and Gil were once uncatchable and feral donkeys. Fortunately with time, space, veterinary care, farrier care and gentle touch, they are now the most affectionate animals at the sanctuary!

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Anne

Gilbert and Anne were unfortunately part of a hoarding situation. The donkey’s gate hadn’t been open in years. Their hooves were so overgrown, they could only stand for 5-10 minutes before needing to lay down. They had unfortunately been fed a high sugar and high starch diet, which let to them becoming extremely overweight. Anne and Gil were once uncatchable and feral donkeys. Fortunately with time, space, veterinary care, farrier care and gentle touch, they are now the most affectionate animals at the sanctuary!

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Daisy

We don’t have much of a history on Daisy!  She came to us due to her previous caretakers ailing health. She and her 3 goat friends traveled many hours to get to Mockingbird. Daisy is extremely suspicious of humans- even if you’ve got a delicious treat in your hand! We allow Daisy as much room, space, time and grace to come into herself while living in sanctuary. We always hope to rehabilitate and bring the animals peace wherever they need it. But, Daisy REALLY loves her but scratched!!

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Lucy

Lucy, named after Lucille Bridges is the most brave mother in the universe. Mockingbird assisted in a case that was set to send dozens of sheep, lambs and goats to ritualistic slaughter. Jon and Jonell drove down to New Jersey to help Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary. Ultimately 14 animals were saved from that unimaginable fate. Lucy and her baby Ruby were chosen to come home to Mockingbird. Ruby was only a few weeks old at the time and Lucy was nursing her from one teat while the other had collapsed. Lucy was extremely malnourished and full of parasites. Ruby had Orf, a zoonotic disease that can affect humans. Through a terrible blizzard, it took nearly 14 hours to get home. these two are now the most gentle and sweet sheep. Once you’ve gained their trust, you can pet them until they fall asleep. Lucy ultimately spent 2 weeks at Cornell for an invasive hoof rot surgery. Now they are both healthy and always hungry! They love animal crackers the most!

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Ruby

Ruby, named after Ruby Bridges was just a little baby when Mockingbird assisted in a case that was set to send dozens of sheep, lambs and goats to ritualistic slaughter. Jon and Jonell drove down to New Jersey to help Freedom Farm Animal Sanctuary. Ultimately 14 animals were saved from that unimaginable fate. Lucy and her baby Ruby were chosen to come home to Mockingbird. Ruby was only a few weeks old at the time and Lucy was nursing her from one teat while the other had collapsed. Lucy was extremely malnourished and full of parasites. Ruby had Orf, a zoonotic disease that can affect humans. Through a terrible blizzard, it took nearly 14 hours to get home. these two are now the most gentle and sweet sheep. Once you’ve gained their trust, you can pet them until they fall asleep. Lucy ultimately spent 2 weeks at Cornell for an invasive hoof rot surgery. Now they are both healthy and always hungry! They love animal crackers the most!

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Sid

Sid is one of the oldest goats out there. But you’d never know it! Sid doesn’t live with the other 6 goats here at Mockingbird, he lives with the cows! Sid has always been with Rem since he was a young calf, therefore splitting them up was never an option. There has never been such a gentle soul on this earth. Sid seeks attention and love from anyone and everyone. He has a way about him that is wise, gentle and compassionate. Sid is definitely a favorite around the farm, though we don’t talk about favorites! We hope to have many more years with the angel of a goat!Sid is one of the oldest goats out there. But you’d never know it! Sid doesn’t live with the other 6 goats here at Mockingbird, he lives with the cows! Sid has always been with Rem since he was a young calf, therefore splitting them up was never an option. There has never been such a gentle soul on this earth. Sid seeks attention and love from anyone and everyone. He has a way about him that is wise, gentle and compassionate. Sid is definitely a favorite around the farm, though we don’t talk about favorites! We hope to have many more years with the angel of a goat!

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Finch

When we were called to evaluate the donkeys Anne and Gilbert, we had to walk through a sea of goats who were very clearly inbreeding, sick, unkempt, and feral. All of a sudden this tiny baby with protruding bones ran over and began suckling on my pant leg. The farm hand asked me to take him, because he was “tired of giving him his daily bottle”… A baby goat this age require much more than once a day. There was no question, we were taking him back to the sanctuary. Quickly, Jon and Joe made a quarantine pen for Finch because he had a pretty significant parasite load. Finch’s mother died during the birth, as did his siblings. Finch had to be pulled and it’s likely he didn’t get enough oxygen at birth. We have no idea what his cross is, but it doesn’t matter, he’s as cute as a button!

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Ferris

Ferris came from a local goat dairy farm. When a dairy goat gives birth to a male goat, there is no real use for them, so they end up going to slaughter- though some try and find them homes who will spare their lives. Ferris grew to be the biggest goat at Mockingbird and we call him and his brother Forrest “aliens” because they are Lamancha’s with gopher type ears. Ferris is extremely sweet and will put his cheek right next to yours for love and comfort. Ferris is such a good boy!

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Forrest

Forrest also came from a local goat dairy farm. When a dairy goat gives birth to a male goat, there is no real use for them, so they end up going to slaughter- though some try and find them homes who will spare their lives. Forrest is extremely vocal with a hilarious sound when he wants something or sees a caregiver coming over. Forrest enjoys heading out to the pasture to graze, where Ferris is a true homebody and would rather stay close to the barn and eat hay. Forrest is a sweetheart as well, and both of them spent their first few weeks living in our kitchen because it was so cold outside!

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Stevie

Stevie came with Daisy the llama, Dottie and Barnaby. We don’t have an age for her either, but we expect her to be relatively young. Stevie is incredibly tiny and such a darling. She is the only one out of the group who will let you sit next to her and pet her. She was named after Stevie Nicks and somehow she continues to navigate the tall grass, the tall snow and whatever obstacle that may come in her way.

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Barnaby

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Dottie

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Col. Mustard

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Gordie

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Teddy

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Neko

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Hart

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Tootles

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Jim Dear

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Darling

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Miek

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Bovee

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Chester

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Cheep

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Peep

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Penelope

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Fen

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Samsonite

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Aspen

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Mike

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Molly

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TukTuk

Tuk Tuk is a young hairless guinea pig, commonly called a “Skinny pig”. Tuk Tuk was surrendered by a family who wasn’t able to keep up with his care. At the time, we never imagined that he’d get along with Col. Mustard our large senior guinea pig. But Tuk Tuk proved us all wrong. They instantly became pals, and they currently live together in the piggy palace. The sweetest part of this story is that we lost Col. Mustard’s companion Prof. Plum several years ago, and we knew no one could replace him. But both Tuk Tuk and Mustard have now found companionship in one another.

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June

June is a one eyed Berkshire rat who was surrendered to us along with her companion Johnny (who is also blind in one eye) because they were unable to be sold at a farm store in their condition. They came to Mockingbird where their eye infections were treated. Johnny was neutered and they both live together in Rat Manor. Juney LOVES dried papaya!

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Johnny

Johnny is a one eyed hooded Dumbo rat who was surrendered to us along with his companion June (who is also blind in one eye) because they were unable to be sold at a farm store in their condition. They came to Mockingbird where their eye infections were treated. Johnny was neutered and they both live together in Rat Manor. Johnny loves his hammock and storing treasures in it.

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Snow

Snow and White have been with us about 7 months old now, we really don’t know how old they are. They were found barely breathing in a feeder tank within a farm store. These two mama’s were much older than the others, having had several litters of pups. Both were suffering from severe respiratory illness, sneezing constantly and having labored breathing. They were surrendered to Mockingbird Farm Sanctuary on the spot.

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White

Snow and White have been with us about 7 months old now, we really don’t know how old they are. They were found barely breathing in a feeder tank within a farm store. These two mama’s were much older than the others, having had several litters of pups. Both were suffering from severe respiratory illness, sneezing constantly and having labored breathing. They were surrendered to Mockingbird Farm Sanctuary on the spot.

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Shannon and Boyson

Shannon and Boyson are a deeply bonded Khaki Campbell pair. We received a call about a duckling who wasn’t able to stand up. We took that duckling in, as well as Boyson who it turns out had quite a limp as he was growing and developed angel wing. We caught it fast and we were able to correct his flight feathers with a ground breaking new treatment thanks to our avian vet. The baby who couldn’t stand sadly passed away within 30 minutes of coming to the farm. Boyson was alone for about a week. He slept with toy rubber duckies, or he even sometimes slept in bed with a human! We then decided to take another in for Boyson’s mental health. Shannon was given to Mockingbird. Immediately they bonded and it was delightful watching and discovering that they were in fact a male and female pair.

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