cedar rowHere is a listing of farm sanctuaries who are doing great work in Ontario.

Cedar Row Farm Sanctuary – located in Lakeside, Ontario (near London, ON) started in 1999 when the co-owner was pregnant with twins. They take care of rescued animals, including goats, pigs, donkeys, chickens, ducks, and a dog. They welcome volunteer working visits to their sanctuary, where people can help contribute to the much needed farm work to be done, as well as get to visit the animals. Please check their website for more details about their working visits. More information at www.cedarrow.org

Haven of the Heart: This sanctuary provides a home for rescued domestic animals including dogs, cats, domestic fowl and horses. It is located in Palgrave, Ontario and has a blog so you can stay up to date on the animals! havenoftheheart.wordpress.com/

Quaker Oats Farm: We’ve just learned about Quaker Oats Farm. They provide a rescue haven for both farm animals, as well as cats and dogs needing a good home. Click here to visit their website and blog.

Refuge RR for Horses / The Canadian H.E.A.R.T. is located in Alexandria, Ontario, and has been operating for 22 years. They have hundreds of animals. Refuge RR for the Horses does not only rescue horses as they have many farm animals in their care. They help and rescue companion animals (pets), wildlife, and farm animals, as well as horses. Please watch for details on their website for links to their newly created organization, The Canadian H.E.A.R.T which stands for The HorsE and Animal Rescue Team. The Canadian H.E.A.R.T is determined to make Canada a cruelty-free country; a place where animals are truly respected and protected. For more information visit www.refugerr.org

Ruby Ranch Pig Sanctuary – located in Kenilworth, Ontario (near Mount Forest)  started in 2008, inspired by Ruby, their first pot-bellied pig, they got in 2004, and now have many farm pigs and  pot-bellied pigs. They welcome visitors on any Sunday throughout the summer, and they will also be organizing a few official open houses, separate from the TVA’s.  For more information, please call 647-261-9583. You can read their pig’s stories and also visit their blog on their website. More information at www.rubyranch.ca

Wishing WellSnooters Sanctuary located in Uxbridge, Ontario started in 2001, and has a total of 25 animals not including their 13 peafowl (peacocks).  Their animals include rescued potbellied pigs, big pigs (farm size), horses, dogs, cats, parrots, chickens and calves. More information is available at www.snootersforeverhome.com

Teja’s Animal Refuge: Founded by Nicole Joncas in 1992, Teja’s is a registered charity that comes to the aid of all animals. They currently provide homes for more than 60 animals, each of whom’s life story can be read on their website.  www.tejasanimalrefuge.ca/

Wishing Well Sanctuary: Wishing Well Sanctuary is a registered non-profit that rescues and provides permanent homes for cows, pigs, donkeys, goats, sheep and chickens. They also host educational programs and kids’ camps! www.wishingwellsanctuary.org/