Ferdinand’s Familia Rescue & Sanctuary has jump started the
RESCUE TO RECOVERY PROGRAM.
Rescue to Recovery in Action!
In 2008, women from a San Diego Residential Recovery home were some of the
first volunteers to help get the Rescue on its’ feet! Back then, horses were the
primary rescue & sanctuary animals at the ranch. Walking, grooming and picking up
poop for our equine friends was a Sunday afternoon event for both the women and
FAST FORWARD TO 2017! Thanks to Hector of Southwest High School and a local Residential Program, RESCUE TO RECOVERY is back on its feet and in action. Taking care of the chickens
and pot-bellied pigs in the rescue and sanctuary is keeping everyone busy.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to pay for transportation costs for
the women of the program, chicken feed, pig feed or any other farm need, please visit
our DONATE TODAY page on this website. EVERY BIT HELPS!
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In early February, Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue became adoption partners with the Irvine Animal Care Center. Our first joint placement is ELLIOTT THE SENIOR PIG!
Elliott is fitting in great with all of the farm animals at the rescue ranch. Elliott’s roommate is another Senior Pig-MS. BECKHAM! These 2 old souls are full of love and enjoying their retirement.
Tours of the ranch are held on Saturday and Sunday mornings. If you would like a ranch tour, including meeting Elliott and Ms. Beckham, please contact Michael at 619.850.9442. If you would like to make a donation for our ongoing care of Elliott and other Senior Farm Animals, PLEASE VISIT OUR DONATE TODAY page on this website. All donations great and small are welcomed!
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Michigan & Smiley and the Crew are doing quite well!
Living part-time at the ranch, Michigan & Smiley get visitors including Bugsy and Rudy Rude Boy! Michigan & Smiley still have their own pen, putting on weight, running around and eating well. Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts while we bottle fed, treated and monitored Michigan & Smiley through their first 2 months of life!
Michigan & Smiley are a brother/sister team born on the 14th of January 2016.
The lamb siblings were born into squalor conditions to a mamma who wouldn’t lactate for her babies. Probably due to stress, the babies were separated from the mother and are now cared for by volunteers and constant check-ups with the rescue’s large animal veterinarian. Michigan and Smiley are bottle fed 5-6 times a day and enjoying alfalfa, and of course their heating pad (shown here).
Michigan & Smiley came into the world with a rough start; from here on out it is smooth sailing.
If you would like to make a donation on behalf of Michigan and Smiley, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE!
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Ringo loves Michael
Michael is one of Ferdinand’s Familia’s Officers. A founding member of Ferdinand’s Familia, Michael is currently the Ranch Manager offering public tours on Saturday and by appointment tours on Sunday. Dedicating 24 hours of his day to animal rescue and placement, contact Michael if you would like to volunteer your time to our animal relations; he can be reached at 619.850.9442. Thank you!
Mumbles and Janice
Janice is also a founding member of Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue. She is currently the liaison between Ferdinand’s and All Adoption Partners. She also works with cat, dog and rabbit foster families and organizes community adoption events.
Terri at the Ranch with a Smile!
Terri is a Board Member and has been guiding Ferdinand’s Familia & Rescue since the beginning. A lover of all things cat, Terri can help you get some bottle-babies in your home-IF YOU WANT!
Kay Kim. Korean born, Peta member, humanitarian. Student, hairstylist and waitress. World traveler animal lover extraordinaire. Kay K started her life with Ferdinand’s Familia as a foster. Her leadership skills and passion for all creatures great and small quickly morphed into a Board Member. Here with one of her Failed Fosters, Cooper, these 2 are inseparable!
Kay K and Cooper staying warm