Monday, January 13, 2020

Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary



Isn't the world fortunate that there are kind-hearted and compassionate people who devote their time and energy to care for the helpless? One such person is Andrea Davis who owns and runs Broken Shovels Farm Sanctuary--a sanctuary for abused, neglected, unwanted, and slaughter-bound farm animals that she rescued.  Located at 8640 Dahlia St. in Commerce City, Colorado, Davis cares for goats, pigs, cows, turkeys, roosters, rabbits, ducks, llamas, horses, mules, cats and dogs. She nurtures them back to health, feeds them, and gets them veterinary care when needed, and most of all she gives them love!


This past fall my husband and I and our daughter and granddaughter attended an Open Sanctuary Snuggle and Feeding event at the farm, where we donated a small fee to enter and brought approved food to feed to the animals, such as lettuce, carrots, and pumpkins.  The animals were so happy to see us! Our paper bag full of vegetable treats was emptied fairly quickly as they crowded around for bites.


The pumpkins we brought were especially well received and enjoyed! 


Open house events at the farm are announced on the farm's Facebook page --click here and here--and on the website events page--click here.   You can also follow them on Instagram at this link and see more delightful photos and videos of the animals and learn about their needs and personalities.


As you can see by the rules posted at the farm this is not a petting zoo, and the animals' safety and comfort are always a priority. 


Our granddaughter was smitten with the friendly horses on the farm, so my daughter sponsored one of the horses on the farm as part of my granddaughter's Christmas gifts this year, so that she knows this horse will be getting special treats all year long that are from her. 

 If you'd like to sponsor an animal or buy seed for the chickens or a bale of hay you can find links to do that on the website--click here. I'm sure any donation would be appreciated. As you can imagine it costs a lot to feed and care for so many animals!


We loved visiting the farm on their open house day and hope to return again this spring or summer for another event to see and help feed the animals.  Thanks to Andrea and her family for all their hard work and dedication!


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43 comments:

diane b said...

It is wonderful to see how many people care for rescued animals. A lot is needed here with all the animals burnt in the fires and losing their habitat. Many people have started caring for them.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Pat,

I am thankful for these sanctuary farms and the people who run them.
It is awesome to read that the animals have been rescued and will have a loving home. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

Janis said...

How wonderful. I'll have to check and see if there are sanctuaries near me in Texas.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is an ambitious project. I hope it thrives.

Vee said...

What an interesting place! I don’t know how this kindhearted person does it all. Your granddaughter’s Christmas gift is uniquely special.

grownchildren.net said...

my adult daughter also visits animal sanctuaries with her daughter. The "farms" are such an important lesson in caring. Thanks for the link to use to give a child a birthday gift of sponsoring special treats for an animal in the sanctuary.

NCSue said...

Folks like that give me faith in the goodness of humanity. God bless them!
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Michelle said...

I love this post. Places like this are so necessary. I also love that your daughter sponsored a horse as your granddaughters Christmas gift.

Linda W. said...

What a wonderful place and what great things this farm is doing for neglected animals. This post brought a smile to my face.

Jeanie said...

What an amazing woman and project! If I ever get to visit my friend in Boulder, I'd love to do a road trip to this one!

Fun60 said...

Some people are truly amazing. That is such a good idea to sponsor an animal.

ellen b. said...

How nice to be able to visit and see the work that is being done at this farm. Interesting name for the sanctuary.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful place to visit and teaches kids so much about care and compassion. It is FUN too! Love your photos! Happy MM!

Kristi said...

What a fun place to visit! Thanks for spreading the word about this sanctuary. Visiting your blog from the Grand Social.

Little Wandering Wren said...

Your pumpkin went down well! Andrea has a big heart and a diverse selection of animals to care for. The animals are very lucky to have this second chance.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That sounds wonderful.

Angie said...

Pat - I needed this sort of inspiration today, so thank you! The shot of the pig trotting off with part of a pumpkin in its snout made me laugh out loud! A wonderful way to teach grandkids about giving back. Thanks for telling everyone at Mosaic Monday about this dedicated woman and her passion.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

What a marvelous place! I can see why your granddaughter fell in love with that horse. It's great that her mom sponsored him on her daughter's behalf. That's a great gift.. for the horse and for her daughter.

stevebethere said...

What a nice post love the name of the sanctuary too I enjoyed all the photos what a fun place

Have a tanfastical week :-)

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Wonderful place and I love the photos

Christie Hawkes said...

I love reading about the good things people are doing around the world to help others. Thanks for sharing this on the GRAND Social, which is where I found it. Have a lovely day!

the 4 M's said...

What a neat place to visit. Also creates an awareness in kids.
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thepaintedapron.com said...

What a special and important place! Such a great thing they are doing!

Crownandcottage said...

What a great way to spend the day and a wonderful initiative!

Barb said...

You discover the most interesting places, Pat! I've never heard of this sanctuary. Andrea is a guardian angel.

EricaSta said...

Thank you for sharing this report... indeed, we must take care for all animals.

Tanya Breese said...

I love this so much! It is great to hear of people taking care of these animals ♥️

betty-NZ said...

This is such a wonderfully compassionate place. It's nice to know that the abused and neglected creatures are safe and cared for. Thanks for sharing :)

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Paspii said...

Whutta heart warming place and story! Made me feel good.

Michelle said...

Thank you for linking up!!

Mother of 3 said...

What a wonderful place to visit! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks like a wonderful organization. My granddaughter would absolutely love to go there. She seems to love any and all animals!

Jim said...

Very interesting. Thanks for showing us.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

That is so awesome that you all went to this place to visit the animals. Thanks for the lovely visit to my blog and your sweet comment. Hope you have a nice weekend.

bookworm said...

I've been to several wild animal sanctuaries in Florida over the years and am always impressed by the love of those who run and volunteer in them for the animals in their care. I'm amazed (but not surprised) that some might even consider one of these sanctuaries as a petting zoo for their children. They all deserve our support and respect. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

Dee | Grammy's Grid said...

Looks like your grandbaby had an enjoyable time!! I pinned it! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 8, this party will be open until January 26.

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handmade by amalia said...

What a fantastic place, doing such important work. And it looks like the weather was nice.
Amalia
xo

Create With Joy said...

Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy -
I LOVE this post and would love to visit these animals! :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh thank you for this fun tour Pat. What great work this lady is doing . I love known about the Christmas git for your granddaughter. I’m forwarding a link to this post to our Colorado DIL and Son in case thy don’t already know about Broken Shovel Sanctuary.

R's Rue said...

❤️

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

I am so happy for these animals, they have a safe and happy home. Cute photos of your granddaughter with the critters. Wonderful post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

April J Harris said...

What a wonderful way to teach your Granddaughter about looking after animals and taking care of those who need help, Pat! The Broken Shovel Sanctuary looks and sounds like an amazing place, and it's fantastic they run a sponsorship programme as well. Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs and this great cause with the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful that these animals are well taken care of.