Knox Fox is a visitor favorite here! He's a domestic Silver fox who's mama, Dolly, was rescued from a fur farm. He was donated to the rescue by good friends of ours to keep Pumpkin, our rescued fox, company . Before Knox Pumpkin was always sad and dreamed of having a BFF. Now Knox and Pumpkin play all day cuddle and nap too. Knox is leash trained and often joins us on hikes in the timber. He loves chicken tenders but hasn't figured out the pen next to him is full of chickens!! He is amazing and has many visitors in love with him!
The Dynamic Duo - even though lately Miss Prissy has been hanging out with Duncan! Both are mini micro teacup pigs from Chicago where they were left at open intake shelters for being too big at 30#. Both girls top out at 200# and enjoy the life of leisure. Heated and air conditioned houses, beautiful salads and pedicures every month. Sassy is the perfect word for these gals and boy do they love visitors !
Little Niko is so special here. His jaunty little attitude always makes us laugh. He was donated to us to be Olaf's best friend in the whole world. And he is! Olaf had no friends until this sweet little donkey joined us!. Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys are a separate breed of donkey originating from the islands of Sardinia and Sicily. Because they were so small they were employed to turn grinding stones for grain inside the peasants houses. The were also used to carry water and supplies for the families. Sweet little Niko loves his life of luxury here that's for sure!
Otto is a magnificent domestic fox that joined us this year when his owner wanted him to have a life with other foxes to play, frolic and just be a fox. He is super sweet and loves to go for walks on his harness. He lives with Knox & Pumpkin and is quickly becoming their best friend. Domestic foxes are descendants of furfarm foxes and are docile and sweet in nature. They are like the golden retrievers of the fox world. Bred for calm temperaments and beautiful fur. Otto loves visitors and is always curious to see what treats folks have for him.
This sweet gal joined us as an itty bitty baby, the size of a guinea pig, this spring. She was found abandoned by an heavy equipment operator who saw her sitting on the ground. She was most likely left by her mom as she has had and still has health issues. But with good vet care and medications we are so happy she is still with us. We actually didn't think she would survive. And survive she has - she thrives at 2nd Hand Ranch. We will continue to watch her development and care for her one day at a time. Until then she brings us great joy (and a lot of work and funding) and gives us the opportunity to educate so many on her antics, her habits and her instincts! We did a collage photo -8x10 for this sponsorship because she has been just so darn cute growing up here!