NEWS: First Edition Print Sale and Fundraiser

BIG NEWS!

For the first time EVER, I’m going to give access to prints of my rescue animal portraits! After much thought, I have decided to do this to further my mission of spreading these lovely beings’ stories and raise money for the sanctuaries that have saved them. I am starting with Here With Us Farm Sanctuary!

All prints are 4″ x 6″ and are $10 each. 50% of the proceeds will be donated directly to Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. For the sake of transparency, and because I struggled with whether or not to sell prints, I want to share that I donated my time to the sanctuary to capture these images. I don’t wish to make money off of the portraits or stories of rescued animals and the hard work of the sanctuaries that care for them. I made the decision to donate 50% of proceeds so that I could use the remaining proceeds to help cover the cost of production of the prints, mailing, and time and equipment involved producing the portraits and managing the sale.

For this first run, I have 10 different prints, and I have 5 copies available of each. I am hoping for a good response so I can continue to release images and raise fund for the many sanctuaries I have visited!

See below for photos of the prints that are available and to read the story of the rescue animals depicted! Please consider supporting Here With Us Farm Sanctuary with a purchase of a high quality photo print! Contact me to claim yours. Venmo, PayPal, cash, or check are all accepted.

4″ x 6″ | Limited First Edition Print of 5 | $10 | 50% Benefits Here With Us

ALICE
Alice has the best ears in the game! This proud mother goat was rescued from an extremely overcrowded farm. More than 100 goats where living in a small area with virtually no grass and very little human interaction. Her baby boy Eddie was rescued and lives with her at Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. Once she is completely healthy and ready, she will get to join the rest of the goats at Here With Us in the large pasture.

4″ x 6″ | Limited First Edition Print of 5 | $10 | 50% Benefits Here With Us

COCOA
Cocoa arrived as an owner surrender. She was very shy at first but has already started to open up thanks to the loving and compassionate care she receives at Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. She clearly has a playful and curious personality. She is sure to become a big hit at the sanctuary!

4″ x 6″ | Limited First Edition Print of 5 | $10 | 50% Benefits Here With Us

DARBY
Darby is the second half to the goat duo that started Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. Both he and Patrick were saved from a neglectful farm. They were malnourished and walked on their knees due to hoof rot. Darby has recovered nicely and has become very friendly and happy. He always has a little smile on his face which is evident in these photos!

4″ x 6″ | Limited First Edition Print of 5 | $10 | 50% Benefits Here With Us

EDDIE
Eddie is Alice’s sweet baby boy! He is a bit shy right now, which is no surprise given the difficult start to his life on an overcrowded farm without human interaction. Eddie is very curious and sure to melt many hearts of visitors of Here With Us Farm Sanctuary in the future. Look at that smile!

4″ x 6″ | Limited First Edition Print of 5 | $10 | 50% Benefits Here With Us

JACK
This handsome 6-year-old Nigerian dwarf goat is Jack. He and his buddy Sheldon are owner surrenders who were given a new home at Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. Here With Us was told that Jack and Sheldon were going to be shot if they did not find a new home. Jack seems to have suffered neglect by his last owner as he is still timid and learning to trust humans. He’s never received vaccinations and came to Here With Us with worms and mites which might be the cause of the missing hair on his face. Jack has one twisted horn which gives him a unique and distinguished look.

4″ x 6″ | Limited First Edition Print of 5 | $10 | 50% Benefits Here With Us

PATRICK
Patrick, along with his friend Darby, is the first resident of Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. Back when Patrick first arrived in July 2018, Here With Us was just starting in a small Lancaster County backyard. They have grown a lot since then, and so has Patrick. He is a handsome goat with a big beard and a lovable underbite!

Peanut Version 1
4″ x 6″ | Limited First Edition Print of 5 | $10 | 50% Benefits Here With Us
Peanut Version 2
4″ x 6″ | Limited First Edition Print of 5 | $10 | 50% Benefits Here With Us

PEANUT
This pretty lady came from a massive SPCA rescue in Philadelphia. Over 1,000 baby chicks were saved from filthy living conditions where they lacked food and water. All of these chickens would have been taken to slaughter. Cornish Cross chickens are typically bred for meat consumption. They are bred to grow at an extremely fast rate so that they are slaughter weight at just 8 weeks old. Peanut is now about 8 months old (at the time of this photo) and will live peacefully with the other wonderful animals at the sanctuary.

4″ x 6″ | Limited First Edition Print of 5 | $10 | 50% Benefits Here With Us

RALPH
Ralph rules the roost at Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. He is stunningly handsome with deep black eyes and bright orange and iridescent feathers. Ralph was found as a stray and is believed to have survived a scuffle with a cat. He was saved by Animal Care & Control Team Philly (ACCT Philly) and transported to Here With Us. Ralph is also the sanctuary’s alarm clock and wakes everyone up at 5:40 a.m. sharp every morning!

4″ x 6″ | Limited First Edition Print of 5 | $10 | 50% Benefits Here With Us

REGGIE
Reggie was born on the same dairy farm as Ronnie. Since he is a boy and cannot produce milk for the farm, he was going to be sent to slaughter. Thankfully, the farmers had a change of heart. Reggie is a shy young boy, but when he warms up you will be treated to his sweet personality and affection. When I met Reggie a recent vet visit had him extra timid, but I was surprised and thankful to find him approaching me and my camera after just a short time in the pasture with him!

Please consider supporting Here With Us Farm Sanctuary with a purchase of a high quality photo print! Contact me to claim yours. Venmo, PayPal, cash, or checks are all accepted.

Thank you!
Chris Corrao: Stories & Portraits

Interview: Here With Us Farm Sanctuary

Here With Us Farm Sanctuary by Chris Corrao
Cocoa: An American Lamancha Goat

I’ve had the privilege and absolute joy of visiting Here With Us Farm Sanctuary twice to photograph their beautiful rescued animals. During the time between my shoots, I watched them grow from a small, backyard operation with two goats to a much larger farm with 51 rescues! Here With Us is a very special place with a lot of wonderful stories to tell. That’s why I asked co-founder Amanda for an interview.

Chris Corrao: Stories & Portraits (CCSP): First, please tell me a little bit about yourself.

Here With Us Farm Sanctuary (HWUFS): I’m Amanda, co-founder of Here With Us Farm Sanctuary! I went vegetarian in high school when a friend showed me the Meet Your Meat documentary. It wasn’t until 12 years later, after learning of the horrors of the dairy and egg industries, that I went vegan, in 2015. My mission with Here With Us is to show people that animals are individuals with personalities, feelings and emotions, just like us. 

CCSP: How many animals have found refuge at your sanctuary?

HWUFS: There are currently 51 amazing animals who reside at Here With Us Farm Sanctuary.

Here With Us Farm Sanctuary by Chris Corrao
Rufus: A sweet and handsome Jersey calf

CCSP: I would love to hear about some of the animals at Here With Us Farm Sanctuary.

HWUFS: Rufus is a 6 month old Jersey calf who has been with us since right after we moved to our new property in Seven Valleys, PA in March of 2019. He was rescued from a dairy farm when a group of monks negotiated with the farmer to have him sent to sanctuary, rather than slaughter. Then there’s Peg. Peg is a Cornish Cross chicken who came from a large SPCA rescue in Philly, where over 1000 chicks were living in filthy conditions with no food, shelter, or water. Cornish Cross chickens are bred to reach slaughter weight by just 8 weeks old. Peg is now almost 1 year old, and she is a sweetheart! Peg loves being held and being told how beautiful she is! One of the newer residents at the sanctuary, Tank, is a two week old Pekin duck. I got a message from a compassionate employee of Tractor Supply about a 1 day old duckling who was having trouble with his neck. I came in to get him right away. Tank was diagnosed with Wry neck, which is a condition that could be caused by head trauma or a vitamin deficiency. When I get Tank’s food ready every morning and evening, he gets 4 different vitamins crushed up and mixed in, and we are already seeing an improvement, Tank is doing so great! 

Here With Us Farm Sanctuary by Chris Corrao
Alice: The best ears in the game!

CCSP: Chris Corrao: Stories & Portraits is all about telling stories. Who at the sanctuary has a unique story?

HWUFS: Oh there are so many! But Alice’s story has a special place in my heart. Alice was originally rescued with her baby Eddie from an overcrowded meat farm. She was diagnosed with Listeria, and spent more than 3 weeks at the vet, unable to move and being tube fed. When she was finally able to come home, we continued physical therapy with her and thanks to generous donors, we were able to purchase her a wheelchair. After two weeks in the wheelchair she had regained enough strength to walk again on her own. Alice can now run and play with Eddie, and although the left side of her face is still partially paralyzed, she can eat and drink on her own. She is amazing!

CCSP: What inspired you to save and care for farm animals?

HWUFS: After visiting Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY and reading Gene Baur’s book Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, I knew I needed to do something. Being vegan just wasn’t enough for me. I needed to do something to help end the large amount of suffering that is happening every day and I needed to do something to close the disconnect and help educate the public that farm animals are no different than cats or dogs. 

CCSP: What is your daily routine? You have so many animals to care for!

HWUFS: Morning feedings start around 8:00am. I do not have a working outdoor water hookup so buckets are filled indoors at the kitchen sink and brought out to the animals. Evening feedings are around 5:00pm and then our special needs animals are given their medications after. During the day, I try to spend time in each pasture and often bring snacks out to everyone!

Here With Us Farm Sanctuary by Chris Corrao
One of several Cornish Cross chickens that were saved from the Philadelphia area.

CCSP: How can people support Here With Us Farm Sanctuary?

HWUFS: Sharing the animals’ stories is huge! The more people we can reach, the better. We also offer animal sponsorships! When you sponsor an animal, you’ll receive photos in the mail every month and your monthly donation will help to cover the costs of their food, snacks, and additional care. 

To become a sponsor, visit herewithusfarmsanctuary.com or send an email herewithusfarmsanctuary@gmail.com. Here With Us Farm Sanctuary also has a Patreon page for monthly donations.

CCSP: Do you offer tours of the sanctuary?

HWUFS: We do offer monthly tours! The tour dates can be found in the events section of our Facebook page. If the public tour dates do not work for you, we are happy to accommodate private tours as well. Our animal sponsors are also able to visit at any time! 

CCSP: What is your vision for Here With Us in the future? What do you hope it looks like in 5 years? 10 years?

HWUFS: I hope the sanctuary continues to grow! I hope to be able to expand our current property in the future, so we can rescue more animals. And, I hope to learn new and bigger ways to continue our outreach.

CCSP: I know that you are also a photographer and take beautiful portraits of your sanctuary’s residents. What role do you think photography plays in animal advocacy? 

HWUFS: Photography is so important. Being able to convey each animal’s individual personality helps people connect with them. 

Here With Us Farm Sanctuary by Chris Corrao
Darby: One of the first two original residents of Here With Us Farm Sanctuary

CCSP: What is the best part of running an animal sanctuary? 

HWUFS: Seeing the animals’ transformations, such as watching them learn to trust people, learn to play, or take a treat from someone’s hand for the first time. I love looking out my windows and seeing all the animals just living their lives. Not being forced to do anything they don’t want to do, not being used as commodities, just simply living their lives. It’s amazing. 

CCSP: What is the most challenging aspect of running an animal sanctuary?

HWUFS: The most challenging aspect by far is dealing with the loss of an animal, an individual, a being, a family member.

Here With Us Farm Sanctuary by Chris Corrao
Jack: One of two Nigerian Dwarf goats at the sanctuary

CCSP: Is there anything else you would like to share?

HWUFS: I really would just like to say thank you to every single one of our supporters. We literally could not do this without you. 

To connect with Here With Us Farm Sanctuary, visit their Facebook or Instagram.

To see more photos of the animal residents at Here With Us Farm Sanctuary and read more of their stories, visit my recent gallery here.

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Enzo the Escape Artist Piglet (2019)

Enzo the Escape Artist
Lancaster, PA

Enzo is a spunky pig who was mysteriously found running through the streets of downtown Lancaster one year ago in July of 2017. Her cropped tail suggests that she managed to escape from a livestock truck on her way to another meat farm or to a butchering plant. This amazing feat earned her the loving name of Enzo the Escape Artist by her rescuer, Francesca!

Francesca was on her way to work when she spotted Enzo dodging through traffic. Without hesitation she jumped out of her car and chased Enzo down so she could ensure her safety. After sending a selfie with Enzo to her employer to prove her unbelievable excuse for her tardiness, Francesca brought her to veterinary emergency office where she learned that Enzo, who she thought was a boy, was actually a girl! Regardless, the name Enzo stuck.

Now two years later, Enzo is so happy and healthy! She was a mere 6 pounds when rescued, but is now an estimated 450 pounds at 2 years old. 

Currently, Enzo lives nearby with some fellow rescued pigs and boars (rescued from a trophy hunting situation) and a couple with huge hearts for animals! It’s so great to see Enzo happy, healthy, and with friends! 

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Sanctuary Visit: Here With Us Farm Sanctuary (2019)

Here With Us Farm Sanctuary by Chris Corrao

Here With Us Farm Sanctuary
Seven Valleys, York, PA

Here With Us Farm Sanctuary is a farm animal rescue located in Seven Valleys, PA. They were founded in July of 2018 in Lancaster but recently moved to their forever property in March of 2019! Their mission is to provide a safe and loving home to farm animals who have been abused and neglected, while also showing people that farm animals are just like us—individuals with personalities and feelings. They currently have more than 20 amazing animals at their sanctuary!

Meet the animal residents of Here With Us Farm Sanctuary below:

Ronnie
Male Calf

Ronnie was born on a dairy farm. Being a boy means he was of no use to the farm in terms of producing milk, so he was going to be sent to slaughter. Thankfully, the farmers had a change of heart and sent him to live peacefully at Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. Ronnie has the company of two other male calves, including Reggie, who came from the same farm, and Rufus! All three boys are happy and healthy.

Reggie
Male Calf

Reggie was born on the same dairy farm as Ronnie. Since he is a boy and cannot produce milk for the farm, he was going to be sent to slaughter. Thankfully, the farmers had a change of heart. Reggie is a shy young boy, but when he warms up you will be treated to his sweet personality and affection. When I met Reggie a recent vet visit had him extra timid, but I was surprised and thankful to find him approaching me and my camera after just a short time in the pasture with him!

Rufus Augustine
Male Calf

With his captivating and large eyes, light brown coat, and adorable knobby knees, Rufus bears the resemblance of a baby deer! Rufus has had an interesting life so far. He was born on a dairy farm (not the same one as Ronnie and Reggie) and taken from his mother. He was destined for slaughter since he could not provide milk for the farm. Believe it or not, a group of monks learned about Rufus and stepped in to negotiate for his life. Rufus was transported to and fostered by Indraloka Animal Sanctuary before he was able to move to Here With Us Farm Sanctuary to live out his life peacefully and happily.

Jack
Nigerian Dwarf Goat

This handsome 6-year-old Nigerian dwarf goat is Jack. Him and his buddy Sheldon are owner surrenders who were given a new home at Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. Here With Us was told that Jack and Sheldon were going to be shot if they did not find a new home. Jack seems to have suffered neglect by his last owner as he is still timid and learning to trust humans. He’s never received vaccinations and came to Here With Us with worms and mites which might be the cause of the missing hair on his face. Jack has one twisted horn which givens him a unique and distinguished look.

Sheldon
Nigerian Dwarf Goat

Meet Sheldon! He and Jack are owner surrenders who were rescued by Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. Sheldon and Jack were going to be shot if they did not find a new home. Sheldon seems to have suffered neglect by his last owner as he is still timid and learning to trust humans. He’s never received vaccinations in his 6 years and came to Here With Us with worms and mites. He is quarantined with Jack while he gets healthy but will soon get to join the rest of the goats at the sanctuary in the large pasture!

Alice
Boer Goat

Alice has the best ears in the game! This proud mother goat was rescued from an extremely overcrowded farm. More than 100 goats where living in a small area with virtually no grass and very little human interaction. Her baby boy Eddie was rescued and lives with her at Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. Once she is completely healthy and ready, she will get to join the rest of the goats at Here With Us in the large pasture.

Eddie
Baby Boer Goat

Eddie is Alice’s sweet baby boy! He is a bit shy right now, which is no surprise given the difficult start to his life on an overcrowded farm without human interaction. Eddie is very curious and sure to melt many hearts of visitors of Here With Us Farm Sanctuary in the future. Look at that smile!

Indie and Emma
Goats

Indie and Emma were saved from the same overcrowded farm as Alice and Eddie. They are still timid as they learn to trust humans after their rough experience before coming to Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. Indie and Emma are being fostered at Here With Us temporarily, but will eventually live at Huckleberry Trails Animal Sanctuary when they are ready!

Millie
American Lamancha Goat

Millie arrived at Here With Us as an owner surrender with her fellow Lamancha goat friend Cocoa. She came as a shy 6 year old who would not allow people to approach her. She hasn’t been at the sanctuary long, but she has already started to open up and accept some pets and scratches from humans. She lives in the big pasture with Cocoa, Patrick, and Darby. Lamancha goats have very small ears. Look how cute Millie’s are!

Cocoa
American Lamancha Goat

Cocoa arrived along with Millie as an owner surrender. Like Millie, she was very shy at first but has already started to open up thanks to the loving and compassionate care she receives at Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. She clearly has a playful and curious personality. She is sure to become a big hit at the sanctuary! Cocoa’s ears are even smaller than Millie’s and are so cute!

Patrick
Boer Goat

Patrick, along with his friend Darby, is the first resident of Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. Back when Patrick first arrived in July 2018, Here With Us was just starting in a small Lancaster County backyard. They have grown a lot since then, and so has Patrick. He is a handsome goat with a big beard and a lovable underbite!

Darby
Mixed Breed Goat

Darby is the second half to the goat duo that started Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. Both he and Patrick were saved from a neglectful farm. They were malnourished and walked on their knees due to hoof rot. Darby has recovered nicely and has become very friendly and happy. He always has a little smile on his face which is evident in these photos!

Ralph
Rooster

Ralph rules the roost at Here With Us Farm Sanctuary. He is stunningly handsome with deep black eyes and bright orange and iridescent feathers. Ralph was found as a stray and is believed to have survived a scuffle with a cat. He was saved by Animal Care & Control Team Philly (ACCT Philly) and transported to Here With Us. Ralph is also the sanctuary’s alarm clock and wakes everyone up at 5:40 a.m. sharp every morning!

Peanut, Tofu, Happy, & Peg
Cornish Cross Chickens

These pretty ladies all came from a massive SPCA rescue in Philadelphia. Over 1,000 baby chicks were saved from filthy living conditions where they lacked food and water. All of these chickens would have been taken to slaughter. Cornish Cross chickens are typically bred for meat consumption. They are bred to grow at an extremely fast rate so that they are are slaughter weight at just 8 weeks old. They are now about 8 months old and will live peacefully with the other wonderful animals at the sanctuary.

Ziggy Stardust, Tara Lucy, & Willow
Golden Comet Chickens

These Golden Comet chickens are all owner surrenders. Having suffered poor treatment in the past, they are at this point incredibly shy and keep their distance from humans, especially Tara Lucy and Willow. In time they are sure to warm up and welcome more direct interaction with people. The important thing is that they are now safe and part of a loving home.

Learn more about Here With Us Farm Sanctuary by visiting their website. Donations can be made online via their Patreon Page.

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Sanctuary Visit: Lancaster Farm Sanctuary (2019)

Lancaster Farm Sanctuary
Elizabethtown, PA

Animal advocacy is a cause near and dear to my heart, so I had a blast photographing all the beautiful, animal residents of Lancaster Farm Sanctuary on a warm and sunny April afternoon! All the animals I met were happy, lively, and so lovable with big personalities of their own. The Sanctuary, a 501c3 non-profit, provides a safe and loving home for sick, injured, and abandoned animals. Founded in July 2017, they have saved and become the home to goats, ducks, chickens, a turkey, cows, and sheep during just their first two years.

Meet the animal residents of Lancaster Farm Sanctuary below:

Rose
Goat

This is Rose. She and her babies, JuneBug and Pip, were rescued from neglect and overcrowding the day the babies were born. Mom and babies are very happy in their new home and spend their time with another mom and baby goat named Kim and Beatrice. Isn’t she beautiful?

Pip
Baby Goat

Shout out to Pip! This bouncing baby is full of life and love. She is the happiest baby goat I have ever met. Pip was so curiously following me around, climbing on my back while I was crouched taking photos, and giving me cuddles. She is only about one month old and is one of the newest residents at Lancaster Farm Sanctuary. Pip lives with her mother, Rose, and sister, JuneBug.

JuneBug
Baby Goat

JuneBug is Rose’s other baby girl. She can frequently be found right by her mother’s side. June leaves the wild, bouncing baby goat antics to her sister, Pip! 

Kim
Goat

Meet Kim! She’s a new mama and new resident at Lancaster Farm Sanctuary. This beautiful goat and her beautiful baby Bea (short for Beatrice) are so happy and thriving in their new forever home after being rescued from neglect and over crowding. Kim, as well as her other goat mama friend named Rose, are so sweet and gentle. They have a huge capacity for love and compassion.

Beatrice
Baby Goat

Beatrice (Bea for short) is Kim’s precious one-month-old baby. Look at that smile!

Stanley
Boer Goat

This handsome goat is Stanley. He is a Boer goat, which is a breed commonly raised for meat. Stanley came to Lancaster Farm Sanctuary with some mobility challenges, but that hasn’t stopped him from living life to the fullest! In fact, his mobility challenges are what saved him from the goat meat farm where he previously lived. He is happy and so sweet, and he enjoys the company of a Pygmy goat, a turkey, and a Plymouth Rock chicken (with many other animal friends nearby and throughout the sanctuary).

Benji
Pygmy Goat

Benji came to Lancaster Farm Sanctuary as a very young baby. After recovering from illness and abandonment at just two days old, he is thriving and happy!

Livingston
Pygmy Goat

Livingston, or Livvie as he is affectionately known as by Lancaster Farm Sanctuary, is a lovely black and white Pygmy goat. He loves his fellow goats at the Sanctuary and shares a pen with Tammy the Turkey and Mary Margaret the Plymouth Rock chicken. It’s great to see multiple species living peacefully together! Livingston was originally purchased at a market to be kept as a pet, but the purchaser quickly realized that their dogs did not appreciate his presence. Fearing their dogs would harm or kill him, Livvie was given to Lancaster Farm Sanctuary to live a peaceful, happy life.

Abby, Patrick, Gertrude
Hair Sheep

Meet Abby (adult, black and white), Patrick (white lamb), and Gertrude (black lamb). They are a happy sheep family at Lancaster Farm Sanctuary. Momma sheep Abby was rescued by the Large Animal Protection Society (LAPS) from a neglectful, homesteading situation during her pregnancy. She then gave birth to Patrick and Gertrude (otherwise known as Gertie) on St. Patrick’s Day! Patrick in particular really seemed to love the camera and always has a smile.

Meris
Sheep

Meet Meris! This gentle soul is adjusting to his new life at Lancaster Farm Sanctuary. Sadly, he suffered abuse and isolation in his old home. It took him some time, but he is growing to trust humans again. Meris has also grown very close to momma sheep Abby and her children, Patrick and Gertrude. He has a happy little family and a new wonderful life!

Bessie and TrueHeart
Jersey Cows

Meet Bessie (brown) and her mother TrueHeart (beige)! They live at Lancaster Farm Sanctuary. They are both Jersey cows that were acquired by their previous owners for milking, but after they had a change of heart about using them as dairy cows, they came to live at the Sanctuary. Bessie and TrueHeart are nearly inseparable and so happy to be living together at Lancaster Farm Sanctuary!

Santosha
Broad Breasted White Turkey

Santosha is a sweet and gentle turkey. She was saved from a factory farm, which is why her beak is partially cut and her toes are cut down to nubs. An animal advocate asked the farmer to allow one turkey to be spared from butchering around Thanksgiving of 2018. Santosha is that lucky soul. She came to the Sanctuary extremely traumatized and afraid of people, but she has come a long way and often allows people to pet her soft feathers or colorful neck.

Tammy
Bronze Heritage Turkey

Tammy most likely ran away backyard butcher raising her for their Thanksgiving dinner. She was found in upstate Pennsylvania and made her way to Lancaster Farm Sanctuary through the kindness of some animal advocates. Tammy seems to have a special way of connecting and becoming in tune with the other animals around her at the Sanctuary. She also has a very special bond with Sarah, one of the co-founders of Lancaster Farm Sanctuary. She enjoys following Sarah around and even snuggling up to her leg while Sarah is using power tools! Tammy is a very special turkey! At the time of this shoot (May), Tammy was busy brooding (laying eggs and incubating them). Tammy lays eggs only during this time of year.

Frankie
Muscovy Duck

Frankie is a male Muscovy duck that was surrendered by his owner. He was originally given as an Easter gifts as a chick. Luckily, the Sanctuary gave him a safe home after his owner could not care for him.

Feathered Friends

Among the many feathered friends at Lancaster Farm Sanctuary are multiple groups of chickens. Many of these birds were saved from the meat and egg industries. Some saved after falling off trucks and others surrendered or abandoned. They are all beautiful though! From Mary Margaret (the boisterous black and white hen), to Patsy and Eddie (beige), and everyone else, all of these birds are special. They are all so fortunate to live out their lives in peace and with loving and caring humans at Lancaster Farm Sanctuary.

Lancaster Farm Sanctuary shared this kind review after our shoot.

“It is a real pleasure to work with Chris when he takes portraits of animals. He came to our farm sanctuary and showed so very much respect for them and talent in his craft of capturing the beauty of our farm animal residents. Thank you Chris!”

Learn more about Lancaster Farm Sanctuary by visiting their website. Donations can be made online via their website.

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