In July 2005, Critteraid purchased a beautiful 10 acre spread which we have called Critteraid Farm.
The move to the Farm was bittersweet after many learning and memorable years in Trout Creek. The result though is a comfortable, bright and easy to clean sanctuary for our feline wards. The garage has been remodeled to provide a safe place for two dogs who appreciate the warmth and the comforting words of volunteers.
We also inherited Ricky, a beautiful pedigree alpaca that has eyes out of "Whoville". He was allowed grazing privileges on the property and his owner agreed for us to "own" him. He is in charge of security of the pasture and he is stellar in his duties, making cries like a Bedouin woman when the bear comes by.
We provide a home for Meghan, a red mini horse and Skippy, a miniature donkey since their owner died suddenly. They entertain us and ground us by reminding everyone of the basics of life -food and water, shelter and unconditional love.
We continue to improve the grounds and our Five Year Plan includes memorial gardens, reflecting pool at the riparian area and a columbarium. We have just completed planting 280 trees along the bridle paths.
Critteraid Farm has brought an eclectic assortment of characters coming together to provide sanctuary for the animals in our care. This is a special place, with special beings and an energy that is welcoming and encouraging.