The Residents Page
Meet the Chickens
DennisAlong with Ahsoka and Cluckie, Dennis was one of the first residents at the sanctuary. After an accident caused him to lose his sight, this gentle being has been displaying some of his old behaviors again, including feeding the hens.
DaveDave, who is the son of Dennis, has inherited his father’s instinctive qualities for survival. You can hear him crowing, tidbitting, & see him on alert often. He has lovely black & brown feathers that shine iridescent green and purple in the sun.
RadtkeyRadtkey – who’s gorgeous tri-colored feathers bare a striking resemblance to his father, Dennis, he often approaches with curiosity, keeps a lookout, & finds food for his hen friends.
Reiji (Ray)Reiji (Ray-gee) aka Ray – Reiji is the largest and loudest rooster in the bunch. He has a very large red comb that sits on top of his head & he is mostly white. His aptly given name means “courteous child” in Japanese.
SupremeSupreme has a regal presence that inspires benevolence and introspection, and was appropriately named by a young volunteer after a revered Buddhist master. His deep, thoughtful eyes calm the soul, and his talkative nature invites you to be his friend.
WepaWepa is considered a “Muff” breed. He was brought to the sanctuary after being saved from imminent slaughter, and has a unique crow that stands out from all of the other boys.
Iris WestIris has a sweet spirit & spends time cooing softly to her friends and standing in the bird bath. She has a distinctive black tail feather & she was named after the girlfriend of “The Flash”.
CluckieLike Dennis and Ahsoka, Cluckie is one of the original residents of the sanctuary. She is fast, talkative, and wild-natured, and is often sprinting around or engaging in communication with her cohort. She is named after a beloved character from Disney’s “Robin Hood.”
AhsokaAhsoka is one of the original 3 residents of the sanctuary & was named by one of our volunteers after a Star Wars character. She bears a large red comb, similar to that of a rooster, and has a curious and calm nature. She seems to get excited & really enjoy eating eggs, shell & all!
BeautyWhile her name is true to her outer visage, it is also representative of her kind and curious nature. She is often the first one in the flock to approach when entering their enclosure. Her gregariousness is matched by her independence, as she can often be found on her own, peacefully foraging for food.
TrinityNamed after a character from “The Matrix,” Trinity is vocal and curious. Her distinctive brown feathers set her apart from the other hens, as does her strong-willed nature that keeps her in charge. She and Ray seem to be good friends and stroll through the grass together often.
RubyRuby is such a sweet hen and was found wondering the country side outside of Monroe. She makes the cutest sounds and is very curious about everything.
Danny Jo was rescued from a small town in west Georgia. He was dumped on someone's property and lived there for about a year before the resident decided to move and needed to rehome him. He's a beautiful soul and we are so thankful that we are able to give him a forever home here at FOTF.
Meet the Cows
- Johnny Cash (below) is the youngest of the two steers. He was abandoned by his mom when he was just a day old. He was hungry & cold, so he was rescued & bottle fed back to health. He turned 1 this year & is very small for his size. He is a bit shy, but once he gains your trust, he’ll be your best little friend. He’s a sweet boy who still has his ‘baby face, loves to be pet, & enjoys licking you on your neck and hands! He was born May 2nd, 2016.
- Waylon Jennings (below) was abandoned by his mom & was going to be sold as a veal calf. Since he didn’t receive his mom’s milk, he would never be big enough to be used as a breeding bull; hence the farmer who owned him made the decision to sell him as a veal calf. Not wanting him to be slaughtered, he was purchased by a local, compassionate farmer & bottle raised. He’s such a sweet boy who, for his age (1 ½ years old) is fairly small. His favorite thing is being scratched on his tail & under his chin. He will let you cuddle on him when he’s laying down, & if you sit beside him when he’s down, he will put his big head in your lap! He was born December 7th, 2015.
Goats & Sheep
Duke was FOTF's first goat. He comes from a rehoming situation in the local area. He is a very sweet boy who loves affection and a good scratch. Duke's birthday is September 14, 2015.
Peregin Took, AKA Pippin was born on June 18th, 2019. He was born on a working goat dairy farm in Florida. Similar to the cow dairy industry, males are of no use on dairy farms because they can't produce milk, so they were either going to sell him or slaughter him for his meat. Instead, a local animal lover was able to convince the owners to surrender him to a sanctuary. Now Pippin will live out the rest of his life with the other sheep and goats here at FOTF.
Rudy was rescued by a local animal advocate before being sold to the wool or meat industries. He's timid, but make no mistake, he's got a big heart, & even a bigger appetite! He is 3/4 Katahdin (hair sheep) & 1/4 south down (baby doll). His "baaaa" has been said to sound like a purr - he's a very special boy! His birthday is April 10, 2011.
Sarah is Rudy's mother and after being separated for about a year and a half, she is together again with him to live out their lives as comfortably as possible. When sheared, she has a large distinctive white patch on her left side and white legs.
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To those we've had to say goodbye to
In loving memory of our very first rescue, Charlie Fin
Charlie was adopted by FOTF on May 21st 2017 & was FOTF’s very first resident. He was the heart of the sanctuary, the sanctuary Buddha and the sweetest animal on earth. Charlie was a Mammoth Jack donkey, who often hung out with Waylon and loved meeting all of the FOTF visitors. We never knew his exact age, but we believe he was in his early 30's when he passed. He will never be forgotten and his presence will live on here at the sanctuary.
Eddie was originally part of a wild horse and donkey "round up" out west about 20 years ago, but a caring person took him in and gave him a safe place for as long as possible. In 2019, he was transported here from Tennessee. Eddie unfortunately passed away in July 2020 from (what the vet thinks) of either a blood or bone marrow cancer. He was believed to have been anywhere from 30-35 years old.