Homer

Homer was being raised for a 4H program along with her sister Penny to be sold at the fair. The girl who raised them, raised 3 pigs and sold one at the fair. She was devastated and decided she could not sell Penny and Homer because she loved them and wanted them to live. Homer is the sweetest and gentle boy who loves to give snout kisses and licks. He loves apples and mud baths are his favorite. He always seems to have a gleam in his eye and a smile on his face.


Terence, Trent and Darby

These three boys were found tied in a feed bag in the back of a pick-up truck by the police, They were found covered in feces, barely breathing and near death. They were brought to the shelter where they stayed for over a month with no interest at all. They were shy but when they came to the sanctuary, there personalities came out. They live with Milton, the goat and follow him around. They stick together and although they do to like to be touched, they love to follow people around and be the center of attention. Thee three always bring a smile to all who meet them!


Mandolina

Mandolina was rescued from an organic egg farm when her egg production decreased, was no longer profitable to the farmer and was going to be killed. She is a lovely lady with a lot of spunk and is very independent. She talks a lot and seems to have very important things to say. Every morning she let us know she would like to be fed in her own area and every night she is the only one outside on a perch and has to be put in her coop.


Vinny

Vinny was thought to be a hen at a backyard chicken hobbyist until he started crowing. They couldn’t keep him in a residential area but didn’t want him to be killed, so they contacted us. He was used to cats in the yard and Lizzy, our barn cat who now lives in her own trailer was used to chickens. They now live together ad Vinny goes in his trailer every night. He is a magnificent boy who gets better looking by the day. He loves grapes, tomatoes and gets very excited for scratch.


Moby and Travis

Moby and Travis were abandoned on someone’s property. They could not keep them but did not want them to be killed which is such a big problem with roosters. These two handsome boys live together but Moby is definitely in charge, He will sometimes charge but will easily calm down and walk away. Travis is more interested in food than fighting. They can now live on their own terms and make a dynamic duo!


Harriet

Harriet was rescued from an organic egg farm when her egg production decreased, was no longer profitable to the farmer and was going to be killed. She is a funny girl who loves to jump on the garbage cans whenever we are cleaning and likes to be involved. She loves grapes, dust baths, sunbathing and living!


Penny

Clodagh is from a farmer who was done breeding her and was going to shoot her in the head or bring her to the butcher if we did not take her and 4 other girls in.

Her one ear is tattered and torn from tags that may have been ripped out. She is shy and very wary of being handled.

She is coming closer and closer as the days go on and we know she is trusting us more. She is a dominant girl who is in charge of the others but also has a sweet and gentle side.


Clodagh

Clodagh is from a farmer who was done breeding her and was going to shoot her in the head or bring her to the butcher if we did not take her and 4 other girls in.

Her one ear is tattered and torn from tags that may have been ripped out. She is shy and very wary of being handled.

She is coming closer and closer as the days go on and we know she is trusting us more. She is a dominant girl who is in charge of the others but also has a sweet and gentle side.

 

Armondo

 

Armondo was abandoned outside of an office building where he lived for about a month.

The office employees started caring for him and grew very fond of him and his charming personality. He was attacked by 2 dogs and was injured with a fractured leg and some bite wounds.

He is still healing but is so social and gentle.

He is living with the turkeys and enjoying every minute of it. He loves human company and likes to have a nice chat if you sit with him.

 

Dany

Dany is a nice girl who came from a farmer who was going to shoot her in the head or bring her to a butcher.

She has a skin condition and also has a few leg issues from very overgrown hooves. She is recovering and is starting to come around.

We can’t wait to see her personality come out more and more the better she feels. She is very gentle and lets her treat her skin condition daily as if she knows it is helping.

 

Lady Valentine

Lady Valentine is a recent rescue who was either going to be shot or taken to slaughter because the farmer was done breeding goats.

She is very sweet and loves to get a full body rub.

She moves herself so you can get all of her favorite spots. We are still getting to know this sweet girl but she sure is lovely.

 

Gladys Pearl

Gladys Pearl was rescued from the dairy industry where she was used and abused. She had her babies taken from her every year for 5 years.

She developed a painful condition called mastitis, was no longer useful to the farmer and was going to be slaughtered. Luckily the Good Sam that rescued her daughter, Norma Jean, begged the farmer for Gladys and they have been together ever since.

She is still a bit shy and stays off at a close distance, unless you have treats. She loves treats and will take them from your hand while letting you get a few good face rubs in.

 

Norma Jean

Norma Jean was saved from the dairy industry at a few days old.

She was really sick and saved by a Good Samaritan who bottle raised her and was able to reunite her with her Mom.

She was lucky enough to have escaped the dairy industry and not have to go through all the pain and suffering her mother did.

She is a silly girl who is very curious and loves hugs, (and will hug you back with her neck) kisses, treats and her Mom.

 

Wednesday

Wednesday was rescued from a farmer who no longer wanted her and was going to either shoot her in the head or bring her to the butcher.

She is extremely shy and wary of people.

She is very curious and will watch the other interactions with humans. She will get bouts of bravery and get a good sniff of your face or hair.

With time this girl will learn to enjoy all the love and positive attention she deserves.

 

Milton

Milton was tossed over a dairy farm fence along with his sister.


A good Samaritan found them but unfortunately it was too late for his sister. Milton was extremely sick and was loaded with parasites inside and out .Found just in time, he was able to be nursed back to health.


Today, Milton is a strapping goat. He is extremely sweet and full of personality. He loves to greet people by smelling their faces then repositioning for a butt rub.

 

Matilda

Matilda was taken from a dairy farm and was unable to walk on her hind legs.


She had horrible crushing wounds and was also thin and full of parasites. After months of wound care and physical therapy she was able to walk again. She is quite the spunky lady.


She is sweet but she also is a little firecracker at times. She loves to lounge on her chair. Her favorite food is grapes and she gets mad if anyone else is around when she is eating them.

 

Ruby

Ruby was rescued with her sister Opal from a small local farmer.


She was extremely sick with pneumonia and had abscesses that developed in her joints from a systemic infection. We weren’t sure she was going to make it, but with intensive treatment, she did. Ruby is now a sweet and loving girl who loves attention and body rubs.


She loves her sister and they do everything together. She is very picky when it comes to snacks but her favorite snack so far is an apple! Opal and Ruby love to play with the dogs, run, jump, squeal, root, eat and nap. We are so happy that we are able to let them spend their lives together filled with care, comfort and love!

 

Opal

Opal was rescued with her sister from a local chicken farmer.


She was extremely sick with pneumonia and was infested with parasites. Luckily, she survived with treatment and is a very funny, loving and playful little girl.


She loves her sister and they do everything together. Opal loves to eat and loves snacking on apples, pumpkin and bananas. Opal and Ruby love to play with the dogs, run, jump, squeal, root, eat and nap. We are so happy that we are able to let them spend their lives together filled with care, comfort and love!

 

Claudine

Claudine was rescued from a stockyard by a Good Samaritan. She was moving slowly and no one wanted her.Lucky for her and us they called and brought her to us. She has a large mass over her right eye that was evaluated and attached to her cornea. She will need surgery and it unsure if she will have vision in that eye.


Claudine is a very happy girl. She is an expert excavator and loves to blow bubbles in the water. She loves to run and jump and also loves a good belly rub. Claudine also loves bananas and has one every morning with breakfast.

 

Willy

Willy and Elliot were bought to be raised as food. They were called Rib-eye and T-bone.


They were treated like objects and if handled at all, it was not with kindness. They were housed close to us and we got to know the boys.


It took many long discussions but we were finally able to talk the owners into giving us the boys to live out there life. They are still very shy but come running over for treats, eat out of our hands and are slowing letting us touch them a little at a time. They romp and play and even if they never fully trust humans they are still enjoying life. We will never give up on these boys.

 

Elliot

Willy and Elliot were bought to be raised as food. They were called Rib-eye and T-bone.


They were treated like objects and if handled at all, it was not with kindness. They were housed close to us and we got to know the boys.


It took many long discussions but we were finally able to talk the owners into giving us the boys to live out there life. They are still very shy but come running over for treats, eat out of our hands and are slowing letting us touch them a little at a time. They romp and play and even if they never fully trust humans they are still enjoying life. We will never give up on these boys.

 

Barnabas

Barnabas came to us as an unwanted rooster.


He was fighting with the other roosters and tragically one of them was killed. He was from a backyard chicken flock and was considered a "mistake" Well, we think he is a brilliant mistake.


He is a perfect gentleman and really knows how to take care of his ladies.

 

Betty

Betty was found wandering the streets with her sisters and brother, most likely abandoned or escaped from a backyard breeder. They were at shelter in a concrete pen for over a month with time running out and no hope in sight.


Betty is a little more reserved. She will follow Veronica and let her check things out first to make sure they are okay, but if there are snacks involved , Betty will be there in a flash,

 

Veronica

Veronica was found wandering the streets with her sister and brother, most likely abandoned or escaped from a backyard breeder. They were at shelter in a concrete pen for over a month with time running out and no hope in sight.


Veronica is a very confident girl who likes to explore on top of whatever she i.e., roofs, houses, fences, pens. She also likes to sit for a nice pet and gaze adoringly into your eyes.

 

Archie

Archie was found wandering the streets with his sisters, most likely abandoned or escaped from a backyard breeder. They were at shelter in a concrete pen for over a month with time running out and no hope in sight.


Archie is a very proud boy. He likes to strut his stuff but is still a complete gentleman and always thinks of the ladies first. He always like to follow people but always with a little distance.

 

Mary Jo

Mary Jo was from a backyard chicken hobbyist who decided that having chickens wasn’t for them. Instead of giving them to someone who would slaughter and eat them, they reached out to us so they could live a full and happy life. We couldn’t be more grateful to have them here.


Mary Jo is a girl who likes to make her presence known. She is tough beauty and likes to be in charge.

 

 

Philomena

Philomena was from a backyard chicken hobbyist who decided that having chickens wasn’t for them. Instead of giving them to someone who would slaughter and eat them, they reached out to us so they could live a full and happy life. We couldn’t be more grateful to have them here.


Philomena is as sweet as can be. She is always the first to come running for a greeting. She loves her greens, especially Kale.

 

Brighty and Rosie

Brighty and Rosie are from a backyard chicken hobbyist who decided that having chickens wasn’t for them. Instead of giving them to someone who would slaughter and eat them, they reached out to us so they could live a full and happy life.


We couldn’t be more grateful to have them here Brighty and Rosie like to stick together, Rosie has the bigger comb and Brighty the smaller. They are two chatty girls who like to keep to themselves.

 

Sing Sing

Sing Sing is an old girl that was rescued from a prison farm. Her egg production dropped so she was useless to them. She is still wearing her stripes but she is free as a bird! She loves mixed greens, warm sun and a nice dust bath..

 

Jerry and Lewis

Jerry and Lewis were strays at a no kill shelter. They were most likely abandoned from an accidental hatch from a backyard chicken flock.


Unfortunately, roosters are extremely hard to place and many rescues will not take them in. The boys were going to be brought to a feed store with an unknown fate and most likely not a good one.


These boys work together as a team to protect their flock and are the funniest little boys. They both have very distinct crows which are very comical and are very entertaining.

 

 

James

James literally came to us. He was abandoned outside by someone local and came right on our property along with his brother Remington. We were able to find the people that let them go and they said they did not want them anymore.


Luckily, they did not want to kill them either and now they get to enjoy their days in the sun, grass, dirt and sunshine and enjoy their nights safe, happy and secure.

 

Lily

Lily is a sweet girl who spent her first few years in a factory farm with no freedom, fresh air or sunshine.


Now, Lily enjoys the great outdoors and loves to frolic in the grass and enjoy a nibble or two along the way.

 

Pretzel

Pretzel was at the shelter where Cindy worked. He was extremely ill. He could barely lift his head and couldn’t stand. He would just cry out in pain. Cindy took him home for the weekend so he wouldn’t be alone.


With medication he started to improve and was diagnosed with an auto immune disease. He was started on a vegan diet and was able to be taken off his meds and has been symptom free for years.


Pretzel loves to do zoomies around the house, play with his family and snuggle on the couch with no preference for people, dog, or cat.

 

Olive

Olive was abandoned in Mexico along with 13 other puppies at a spay/neuter clinic where Cindy and Gregg were volunteering. The puppies were on their way to being euthanized at animal control.


They drove them over the border to safety but many were in poor condition, including Olive. Cindy and Gregg nursed them all back to health but Olive, who was critically ill with parvo, stole a piece of their hearts.


She almost died but still looked up to them with hope as if saying “I’ll live” and that’s how she got her name and her permanent home. Olive loves to lounge on the couch, sunbathe and loves to fetch. Her favorite food in the world is Peanut butter.

 

Lincoln

Lincoln was at the shelter and had such severe anxiety he needed a foster ASAP, so Cindy took him home. Trying to keep him separated the first night was extremely traumatizing for everyone. As soon as he met everyone, he immediately bonded with everyone in the family.


We just couldn’t let him go through that again. He is always by Cindy’s side. He does love to run, play with his brother, Walter and go in the car, even if the car doesn’t go anywhere.

 

Walter

Walter was a foster parvo puppy who was critically ill. When he started to improve, he then injured his leg while playing. His foster time became a lot longer for recovery and he became extremely bonded to the family, especially to his little brother, Lincoln.


Walter is 5 times his size and plays with tiny toys just so his brother can play with him.


Walter’s favorite thing in the world is his Jolly ball and he spends most of his outdoor time with it, running or just drooling and licking it..

 

Drake

Drake was at the shelter and was going to be euthanized due to a heart condition. Cindy took him home to give him a chance and he took it. Being quite the charmer, he quickly befriended everyone. Drake loves to rub his face on everyone and they all seem to enjoy it.


He loves to be cradled and hugged. He just is the biggest love bug.

 

Coraline

Coraline was a kitten at the shelter who had heart disease and was to be euthanized. Cindy took her home and followed up with a cardiac specialist .


It turns out her heart disease was not as bad as they thought and her prognosis is looking good. Coraline is a very quirky girl who likes to talk a lot.


She loves to make biscuits, air nurse and rub up and under the dogs. She even loves their food and always come over in the morning to get a few pieces for herself.

 

Lizzy

Lizzy was a semi feral cat was going to be euthanized for her behavior. She became a barn cat and started to become extremely friendly and would always follow Gregg around the property. She is now 10 and has retired.


She enjoys small short amounts of attention and is very content.


She lives in her own place now with an outdoor enclosure and can now be found moving from bed to bed and playing with stuffed cupcakes.

Flip Side Sanctuary's purpose is to provide a safe haven for abused and abandoned animals. Educate and raise awareness by giving the animals a voice to promote change for animal welfare. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization

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