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Meet a Lucky Group of Rescued Animals Who Escaped Terrible Lives

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About Chenoa Manor

Itís not just animals who benefit from the beauty and loving so rampant at Chenoa.† Another mission of Dr. Teti is to promote humane education to local teenagers through interaction and caring for the animals. The goal is “fostering a mutual sense of compassion and respect toward others.”

Recently the young men built a vegetable garden project.† They plan on expanding it to help feed the animals and sell excess vegetables to local vegan restaurants. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, the teens get to experience where food comes from.† They reconnect with nature and its relationship to humans, and learn compassion and empathy for the living creatures some consider nothing more than food, clothing or pets.

Marlene and Claudia are very friendly emus

Some years, Chenoa Manor holds a Thanksgiving feast for the animals. Instead of eating turkey, the birds get to have their own celebration of plenty. All the animals are fed first. Afterwards, the people are served a vegan meal worthy of writing home about!

Thanksgiving the way birds prefer!

Another charming thing you see at Chenoa and some other animal sanctuaries is so many different species living and playing together. The birds walk through the pastures with horses and sheep. The tortoises have the run of the place and march to their own unique tune. The geese and the cows step over each other. Emus and goats graze the land together. Itís a little piece of heaven.

If you live near or plan to visit the general area in the future, check out tour dates. I promise you will not be disappointed.

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8:06AM PDT on Jun 20, 2014

thanks for sharing :)

2:13AM PDT on Jun 8, 2014

Such a nice story! ))

11:29AM PST on Nov 23, 2013

I remember my mom telling me that they would kill a chicken that would last for 2 weeks and there were 6 of them and now we are killing them in such high quantity. We are throwing them away like they are trash. God said in the Bible use the animals NOT ABUSE the animals.

9:00PM PST on Nov 4, 2013

I would love to visit a place like that. I would love to have a place like that where I live.

8:55AM PDT on Oct 27, 2013

lovely. thank you. hope to visit someday

9:25PM PDT on Oct 26, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

4:41PM PDT on Oct 25, 2013

I remember reading a story (here on Care2, I think) about a woman whose pet tortoise was stolen. I don't think she ever got him back. Other tortoises have been stolen, too, both from private owners and from zoos. Apparently, there is big money in tortoises, especially large ones. So, perhaps letting Isaac roam free isn't the best idea?

9:54AM PDT on Oct 25, 2013

Thanks :-)

9:24AM PDT on Oct 25, 2013

Both Amelia's humans got cancer? That's bad luck all round! Interesting stories, thank-you

8:56AM PDT on Oct 25, 2013

Touching & emotional. Animals might not be able to "talk" they sure do say a lot by their actions! Thanks.

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