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We have had a lot of fundraisers over the years but never one as tasty as this one.


2 x 4 Jam Company from Virgil, Ontario is running a jam sale to help the animals at Beavercreek Farm Sanctuary.   Most of these delicious jams are made from local fruit from their farm, except strawberries as they source those from Jordan and the figs are Turkish.  Jams are made in a health inspected kitchen, all done by hand and homemade in small batches.  They make between 6 to 9 jars per batch.  All jams and butters have between 3-4 ingredients and no preservatives.

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Jams/butters can be purchased 3 for $10.00 or $4.00 per jar.

The jams are sold in 8 oz jars except for Jalapeno & Fig Jams as they only come in 4 oz jars.

The following flavours are available:

Peach, Cherry (sold out), Strawberry (sold out), Grape (sold out), Pear, Apricot, Nectarine, Purple Plum, Golden Plum, Sugar Plum, Red Plum, Apple Butter, Pear Butter, Jalapeno (sold out), Fig (sold out), & Plum butter.


Orders can be made by contacting Lisa at 2 x 4 Jam Company via her facebook page at Click here for Facebook Page Or Text/call her cell 289-257-1971 Or email her at

Thank you 2 X 4 Jam Company for wanting to help the animals at Beavercreek Farm Sanctuary with these mouth watering jams.

These Yummy jams won’t last long, don’t delay, get yours today.



Welcome Bailey – Cavalier King Charles Mix – Adopted

Meet Sweet  Bailey.  Bailey is a Cavalier King Charles Mix with the sweetest disposition.


Although she is 11 years old she still is very spunky and loves to go for walks.


Bailey loves her people and loves to cuddle.  She is good with dogs and as far as we know cats are not an issue.  She has had limited exposure to children (10 years and up) and is fine with dog savvy children.


She is house trained and crate trained.  Bailey would make a wonderful companion for someone who is home most of the time as she really does like to spend her time with her people.  She is also very good being at home with another dog.


Do you have  enough love in your heart for this sweet girl.

If you are interested in meeting Bailey please fill out our adoption application  Click here for on-line form.


Candle Sale

Christmas is just around the corner.   Are you still looking for a gift for your special someone?  Why not purchase a candle and help Beavercreek Farm Sanctuary in the process.   It would truly be a wonderful gift for the animal lover in your life.   Or purchase one for yourself and make your house smell inviting this holiday season.

We have a limited supply of Soya candles left over from our candle fundraiser and they are going fast.

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Candles pictured above come in small – 10 oz (jar included in weight) for $15.00, medium – 11.5 oz for $20.00 and large – 20 oz for $35.00.  Scents are Tropical Twist (Ecalyptus), Pure Innocence (Vanilla), Bayberry Cinnamon, Lemongrass & Citrus Balsam (Everygreen).

Don’t delay, contact Silvana at                     today to order your candle.


Beavercreek Farm Sanctuary is 100% volunteer based and all money raised goes directly to taking care of the animals. merry-christmas-dog

Thank you for your support and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.




Kernel (Gus) Update

Kernel (renamed Gus) was a wee stray kitten lost in a cornfield who was rescued by our friends at The Ass Menagerie Sanctuary (TAMS).  This adorable kitten was quickly adopted by Tonia and her daughter Jessa.

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First order of business was to introduce Gus to Tonia’s female cat Freya.  Gus, although small, has a large presence and thinks he is the king of the castle.  They are both still figuring out who is the boss.  Gus still has a lot of energy to burn and Freya is just unsure of him but we are confident, in time, they will be great friends.


Gus is a feisty little guy, playful and bounces around all over the place, climbing on everything!

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He is a typical kitten who loves to play.


Especially with the laser pointer.

For Video, click here

Don’t let his size fool you.  He can also be very destructive.

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Tonia & her daughter Jessa love the Halloween season and always put up a Halloween tree.  Gus assumed the tree was there for his enjoyment and as you can see did a good job of destroying it.  LOL

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Kittens can be a handful and even though Gus is going through a very destructive phase right now, mom Tonia loves him to bits.

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Another Successful Pet/Animal Reiki Workshop Fundraiser

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Thank you to the Wonderful Reiki Practitioners who made the third Pet Reiki Fundraising Workshop a great success.  The world is a better place when people focus on helping to heal animals.


Silvana (pictured above with her canine partner Lexi) is a Reiki Master and animal lover who is passionate about using Reiki energy to help heal the animals at the Sanctuary.  The success of the last Workshop on October 15, 2016 prompted her to continue teaching other Reiki Practitioners how to best help the animals.

Silvana Explains the Process

Animals are Divine Beings with souls that play a very important part in our lives. Animals will respond to Reiki quicker than people.  This is because they do not have blocks like we do from rigid mindsets. They are able to accept the Reiki energy for what it is without trying to analyze it.   A few examples of how Reiki healing can help animals is with pain relief, minimizing stress caused from changes of ownership or other home circumstances, it helps with grief, and it has been shown to boost the immune system.

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The Workshop! 

The morning of the workshop was spent going over the practical part of Pet/Animal Reiki, using the manual Silvana put together as a guide.   Cookie & Cecil were on hand to receive energy and loving from the Practitioners.

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Terry giving Cookie lots of love & Cecil stealing Cookie’s bed.

The BCFS Farm 

Each animal accepts Reiki in their own way.  Some enjoy hands-on while others prefer Reiki beamed to them from a comfortable distance.

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Zig prefers Reiki at a distance.

Larney, a 19 year old Hannovarian has a genetic disease called degenerative suspensory ligament. He is not a healthy horse and the vet has recommended euthaniza, but BCFS was trying medications to make him comfortable. There is no cure and it is a progressive disease.  His back end struggles with this disease. Larney received plenty of Reiki and love from the Practitioners.  When it is time for a person or animal to pass on, Reiki will assist in making the transition as peaceful as possible.  In Larney’s case, all the Reiki energy given to him proved to help him in a peaceful passing.

Larney being given Reiki energy by Dana, Teresa & Kymberley.

Read Larney’s story here

Splash our blind pony had glaucoma and inflammation in her eyes which caused her extreme pain.  She had been blind for a long time and removing her eyes merely took away the pain. She is in her early 20’s and is very healthy otherwise.  Splash loves on hands Reiki.

Terry & Brenda giving Splash Reiki energy.

Chevy is a French Warmblood with a suspensory ligament injury but is not crippled like Larney. It’s mostly healed and he is sound (not limping). He’s not in any pain and is a healthy guy otherwise. He’s about 19 years old.  Chevy can be stand offish and usually accepts Reiki from a short distance away, but he made an energetic connection with Diane and allowed hands on and soaked up some loving from Kymberley.

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Diane giving Reiki to Chevy on left and Kymberley enjoying Chevy’s company on right.

All of the BCFS’s residents enjoyed receiving Reiki energy, in the manner they wanted and the Practitioner’s had wonderful experiences getting familiar with the BCFS residents.

Diane giving Reiki energy to Chevy & Cecil laying down absorbing some as well.

A big thank you to volunteer Megan who was on hand to help with Elsa as some goats are territorial and will head butt strangers because they don’t belong.  Megan is excellent at handling all the animals at the Sanctuary and very knowledgeable as well.

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Megan with Elsa.

What the Student’s had to say about the Workshop.

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I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to take part in the Reiki training. Silvana created a warm, safe place for us to learn and she was a great teacher. Our time with the animals, practicing Reiki on them was such an incredible experience. To be with them with the intention to love and share Source energy for their healing was truly amazing! Thank you Amy and Silvana and all the animals at Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary!!!        Warmly, Kymberley

Terry giving Splash Reiki Energy,

I would highly recommend Silvana’s Animal Reiki Workshop.  It was informative and fun.  She is a thorough and compassionate teacher, with the highest integrity.  A wonderful winning experience for student and our furry friends benefiting from the interaction.  Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary is a worthy cause.     Terry Marie.

Cecil lies this way due to his painful joints.

Cecil has been diagnosed with Panosteitis (bone inflammation or growing pains) as well as bilateral elbow Dysplasia.    Cecil finally qualifies for the much needed elbow surgery that will end his life of pain.  There is an 85% chance that Cecil will fully recover in 5 months and lead a normal life without pain.  He is only 11 months  old and without surgery Cecil’s life of pain will continue and he will have a much shortened life.    Funds raised from this workshop will go directly to help fund this important surgery for Cecil.  BCFS does have a Go Fund page set up to help with costs.  If you can help, please Click to donate 


Silvana has received requests from Practitioners who could not attend September 22nd to run another workshop.  She is looking at possibly running it again in November of this year.  If you are interested, please contact Silvana directly at


















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Kernel, 8 week old kitten

Kernel the kitten was found by Leisa, from The Ass Menagerie Sanctuary, and her volunteer Victoria while they were picking corn for , “The Ass Menagerie Sanctuary” residents . He had an obvious eye infection and looked poorly in general.


Kernel wasn’t sure about the whole rescue idea and it took quite some time, because for  a sickly looking critter he could move !

Once home his eye infection was treated, he was dewormed and rehydrated. Attempts at socialization were met with little hisses that quickly turned to snuggling and very loud purring !


He was then taken to the vet where he obtained a clean bill of health including testing negative for feline leukaemia and feline immunodeficiency virus . He had his advantage treatment and his first vaccinations . The vet confirmed he is 8 wks of age.


Kernel is now out of isolation and is making his presence known ! He is vocal and a bit confused about this new life, but settles quickly with reassurance into a tiny purring machine !


TAMS is forever grateful to BCFS for uniting with us in the spirit of helping as many animals as they can ! Since TAMS does not rescue and adopt out , we appreciate their willingness to step in and provide adoption proceedings when these circumstances occur !

Pet/Animal Reiki Fundraiser – Sept. 22, 2018

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Adoptions Coordinator & Reiki Master Silvana Cronier will be running another Pet/Animal Reiki Fundraising Workshop with half of the registration fees being donated to BCFS to help care for the animals.

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Calling on all Reiki/Energy Practitioners who are animal lovers and feel a strong connection with the animal kingdom to come out and learn valuable skills in giving Reiki to animals.


The Workshop will run from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at BCFS’s new farm location in Wainfleet.  Workshop fee is $100.00, with half going directly to BCFS and a charity donation receipt will be provided to each Practitioner.  Practitioners will receive a reference manual, a certificate and be able to work hands on with the animals at the farm during the workshop.  Practitioners will be required to have either their Level 1 Reiki or any other Energy Healing Certificate to attend.  Pre-registration is required before Friday September 14, 2018.  Lunch will be provided.

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Click on link below  to register on-line

Registration Form

Follow link below to read about previous workshop

Previous Workshop



Kevin has been Adopted!


Kevin a 1 year old Netherland Dwarf rabbit was transferred to BCFS’s foster home program in March 2018.  He wasn’t socialized well and did not like to be held.   Foster mom worked with Kevin to help him get used to being held and he eventually gobbled up affection as an interesting and fun bunny. He’s very curious and mostly fearless when it came to adventures and other animals.


We are extremely happy to announce that Kevin has been adopted into a very bunny savvy home.  Dani & Blake and their 4 children will certainly keep Kevin active and happy.  Kevin will also have plenty of bunny friends with the family’s 3 other bunnies, Baby a female lion head, Penelope a female Holland Lop and Charlie (previously known as Squash) a Flemish Cross who was adopted from BCFS last year.


We were lucky enough to already receive a wonderful update on Kevin.  New mom reports:

“On the ride home, I put Kevin in with Charlie, and they hit it off right away.  The idea behind stress bonding is to put them in a stressful situation (car ride) while closely monitoring them. The hope is, they lean on each other for support and comfort. Well, it worked!


When we got home, we slowly introduced the others, and there was only one scuffle I had to break up, between Kevin and Baby. Baby is the boss, she just needed Kevin to understand that. I think he got it LOL.


This morning he has been hanging out in his litter box, snacking on hay, and all the other bunnies have taken turns visiting him, snuggling him, sharing his treats and even grooming him!

He’s still a little scared and unsure obviously, but it’s like he was meant to be with us. It’s just all been so easy!


His favorite spot to rest last night and this morning is on my shoulder, and I’ve even been getting the occasional kiss. I’m smitten.”

Thank you from all of us at BCFS for giving this sweet boy a happy home where he can continue to flourish.

And BCFS would like to send a very special thank you to foster mom Tonia for taking such good care of Kevin.



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Kittens Adopted



Mama Cat with her 6 babies joined BCFS foster program April 2018.  Although Mama Cat was slated to be euthanized, BCFS took her in and had our Dunnville vet assess her and her six wee kittens.  Sadly three of the kittens quickly deteriorated and passed quietly in their sleep.  Mama deteriorated as well and became aggressive. She no longer cared for the kittens and was uncomfortable…. suffering.  The board, foster family and our veterinary discussed the possibilities and it decided with heavy hearts to have Mama euthanized.  The vets at Dunnville put their heads together and decided that it was likely a spinal cord injury from trauma.


The 3 remaining kittens thrived in their foster home and were quickly adopted.


The brother and sister team of Ginger & Ale were adopted together and BCFS congratulates and thanks Denielle and Liam for giving these wee kittens a wonderful forever home.


The remaining male kitten Marlo has already bonded with his new mom Kailee and we are very thankful to Kailee for giving him a wonderful forever home.


BCFS would like to extend their appreciation to foster mom Mary for taking care of these kittens.   We are very grateful to our foster homes for the care they give BCFS’ animals.  Without our foster homes, we would not be able to continue our quest to save the world one animal at a time.