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Freddie

By | Animals, Cows / Bulls / Calves

Freddie escaped the slaughterhouse on January 21st of 2016. It was a small live market slaughterhouse in Queens New York. He escaped while being unloaded from a truck and was running the streets. A friend called Mike and said, “…did you see that a bull escaped and is running the streets of Queens?” Immediately, Mike

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Bronx

By | Animals, Chickens / Roosters / Hens

Bronx was brought in by the Bronx animal control staff. Many times, animals are seen on the streets and are picked up with no real destination, so they are often brought to the nearest sanctuary. We weren’t told Bronxies story but we’re thankful he’s here now. Bronx is a smaller phantom breed rooster and he

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Brooklyn

By | Animals, Chickens / Roosters / Hens

Brooklyn was found running the streets of Brooklyn, New York. He is a male of a special egg laying breed. He’s extremely beautiful, friendly, and is always nice to “his girls”. He’s the head rooster and even though he knows it, he’s a really good boy. Everyone agrees that he is very good looking and

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Robin

By | Animals, Turkeys

Robin came to Skylands together with another turkey named Andy around July of 2015. They were supposed to be Thanksgiving birds. They are called broad-breasted white turkeys. Someone just dropped them off mysteriously and didn’t wait to give an account of their story but we know they’re safe and sound now. They have such big

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Andy

By | Animals, Turkeys

Andy came to Skylands together with another turkey named Robin around July of 2015. They were supposed to be Thanksgiving birds. They are called broad-breasted white turkeys. Someone just dropped them off mysteriously and didn’t wait to give an account of their story but we know they’re safe and sound now. They have such big

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Angel

Angel

By | Animals, Cows / Bulls / Calves

Occasionally, Mike talks to local farmers. Around December of 2017, he spoke to a man who sells to farms. They had beef cattle. Mike said “you’re gonna give me one of the calves right? I could use one. I’ll take one and give him a good life.” “We’ll see we’ll see,” he said laughing. He

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Churchill

By | Animals, Goats

Mike received a call from a local humane society and was asked to come help with a neglect case. When he arrived at the scene, he saw that the man had 22 goats in a very tiny pen. Many of them were already sold to slaughter so those could not be saved. They were only

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Albert

By | Animals, Pigs

A young man and his friends went to an organic family farm in order to buy pigs for a pig roast. Four of the guys bought piglets but the fifth guy did not. He was a 22-year-old. The farmer said, would you like this little runt because I can’t sell him. He said yes and

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Walter

By | Animals, Cows / Bulls / Calves

Mike decided to drive out to a huge industrial farm to be up close to one. He wanted to see first-hand what went on in such a place.  They have 36,000 dairy cows in one place where they try to “normalize” their treatment of animals. They hold tours so that people can come to see what they

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Cindy

By | Animals, Sheep

One day, Mike received an unexpected telephone call from the local SPCA which is only about 1/2 hour away. They said they needed help with a pig rescue. When he arrived at the location they gave him, Mike could see that this was a horrible neglect case. Sickened, his first thought was that he’d never

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