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Orphaned Kittens: Update

In April 2018, two teeny kittens joined the BCFS foster program after being found motherless and surrendered to the Niagara Falls Humane Society.


It wasn’t long before our orphaned kittens were adopted together by a lovely couple and their Australian Shepherd/Collie mix.


We received an update from the kittens’ new mama:

“The kittens are doing great!! They’ve become very comfortable in our home :) We ended up getting their names from all those toes!
The boy is now Knuckles, and the girl is now Mickey (after Mickey Mantle — his number was 7 and she has 7 toes on each front paw)

They haven’t had any accidents, and have used the litter every time, are eating well and always exploring!They’ve had their first vet visit and first shots. The vet said everything looks good with them both, and they’re the right size for their (approximate) age.


They’re doing very well with all of the new things they come across, like the vacuum and dishwasher – so many noises! They love to watch the dog outside and play with him through the glass. They love to take all of the dog’s beds – the one in the living room while we’re watching tv as well as the one in the bedroom while we’re sleeping.


They love to run around the whole house, they get a great game of chase going from the basement all the way upstairs.They love their cat tree! They love to climb it, play in it and sleep in it. It serves as great protection and safety for when they don’t want the dog to bother them — it took them about a week to be comfortable with climbing to the top, but they can do it in seconds now! If we ever can’t find them anywhere in the house, they’re usually cuddled up in the very top of the cat tree, completely out of sight.


They get excited when they hear the door open and run to see who’s coming in. They’re socialized very well, they are great at cuddling with anyone who picks them up! We’ve even had our friends dogs over, and they love them too!

We honestly can’t get enough of them, and we’re so thankful that you chose us to be their parents! We can’t wait to keep watching them grow and continue to love them!”


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.




Kevin the bunny: Update – Adopted

From no cuddles to lots of cuddles!

This precious boy has gobbled up affection as an interesting and fun bunny. He’s very curious and mostly fearless when it comes to adventures and other animals.


He’s been neutered, but does require special care. Ever filed a bunny’s tooth? Learn how! Kevin needs his front tooth filed daily as it grows too quickly. Kevin doesn’t mind if you don’t and if done daily he doesn’t need monthly trips to the vet.


Kevin is a very handsome and gregarious bunny who would thrive in an active home.


Do you have room for a teeny tiny bunny? We’re working on litter training, so he could hop around the house!


mama and kittens

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.









Orphaned Kittens Adopted


Tiny black and white kittens were surrendered to the Humane Society after being found motherless in April 2018. They were so little at 2 to 3 weeks old and surprisingly hungry.


The Humane Society asked if BCFS could take these two tiny beans and the answer was yes.  They ate well, were de-wormed and treated with Advantage for fleas.


They thrived in the foster home being bottle fed by foster mom Leisa.  Initially, the black female kitten was touch and go, but she fought for her life and is now a spunky explorer.


The black and white male kitten purrs loudly and loves being a lap cat.

We are happy that the kittens have been adopted together.  Riggins, Natalie & Michael’s 3 ½ year old Austrlian Shepherd/Collie mix, can’t wait to be with them as he misses their previous cat dearly.


A big thank you to Leisa for fostering these 2 little kittens and thank you to BCFS’s volunteer Elisabeth for kitten sitting as needed.

Congratulations to the sweet orphaned kittens for finding their forever home with Natalie, Michael and fur-brother Riggins.






Pet/Animal Reiki Workshop Fundraiser – Cancelled

This workshop has been cancelled for June 9th and will be re-introduced mid to late September.

silvana cronier at open house october

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.

animal reiki workshop horse

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, June 9, 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 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 June 1, 2018.  Lunch will be provided.bun

Click on link below  to register on-line

Registration Form

Follow link below to read about previous workshop

Previous Workshop




Update on Scarlett


Scarlett, a blind 2-year-old Shih Tzu, joined the Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary (BCFS) foster program in April 2018 after travelling over 450 miles from New Jersey.  Weighing in at approximately 8 pounds, this teeny girl was having difficulties finding a home in NJ and was therefore transferred to the care of BCFS.  This story has a very happy ending as Scarlett found her perfect forever home with new mom Joy and fur sister Hailey.


Joy is simply ecstatic to have Scarlett in her life.  She is just a tiny cling-on wanting to be by her side constantly.  She has a very good appetite.  When she finishes her food she goes to Hailey’s dish to sniff and finish off what she has left.  Scarlett also finishes her treats before Hailey and then likes to stand by in case Hailey does not finish hers.


Joy is still working on housetraining.  Scarlett suffers from separation anxiety and Joy does not leave her for too long and does take her when and wherever she can.  Scarlett just loves the car rides.


Within a short time, Scarlett navigated around the house remarkably well.  Her blindness does not seem to stop her as she climbs up the steps outside to come in the house and she climbs up 5 steps from the lower level to the entrance landing and then another 5 steps to the upper level.  She jumps up on all the couches, but  going down is difficult.


All of us at BCFS are very happy that Scarlett has found her perfect forever home.


Saying Goodbyes

We say goodbye to an animal being adopted.          Tears of Joy.


We say goodbye to animals who have died.   Tears of Sorrow.

283841_10150699591380316_6932176_nIts been a few days since we have said goodbye to Nelly and my heart still aches at her empty stall. A few tears fall onto the dusty ground and I walk on…

168293_10152789822605316_1101165871_nI’ve said goodbye to so many animals over the years and I’m not sure how many more my strong heart can manage. Today is a sad day for me.


I know tomorrow will be a better day. I know tomorrow brings the much needed time to help these feeling pass, but today? Today I grieve.

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For all those grieving a loss take some time to grieve, but don’t let it bury you. Give it time. Sweet time to help ease the ache.

Autumn and me

Today is rainy and bleak and matches my mood. I’m going to wallow in today and let tomorrow bring what it will…

To all my loves… I miss you. xoxo Mom. 


scout with family

Scooter (Scout) Update


Scout renamed Scooter, a 4-month-old Jack Russel Terrier mix, was adopted April, 2018.  She joined the Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary (BCFS) foster program in March, 2018 as an owner surrender. True to her breed, this sweet pup is a bundle of energy.

We received an update from Adoptive dad Bob


She has a lot of energy and is doing well with training, usually one accident a day. (not unusual for a young pup).  She loves the grandchildren and loves to play fetch and be outside.  She is a bit of a handful, always into something, but she adores Bob and goes wherever he is.


Scooter can be mischievous as seen above stealing a shoe.


On one occasion as Bob was feeding the birds some bread, Scooter decided to steal it and not give it back.


Lucky for Bob he has two young grandchildren and a grand puppy to keep Scooter entertained.

Thank you Bob, from all of us at BCFS, for your patience with this very busy pup!



Roscoe: Available for Adoption!

Handsome sportsman looking for love and friendship.

Interests include: playing fetch, jogging/running, retrieving sticks in the lake, chewing fun toys, learning and showing off tricks, figuring out how stuff works, keeping an eye on things.

Loves: playing, attention, affection, belly rubs, naps, foster dad.

Meet Roscoe!  (Yes, he really is this good looking).


Roscoe is a five year old Labrador and Border Collie mix.  Intelligent, playful, joyful, exuberant and friendly are all excellent descriptors for this sweet fellow.


He has plenty of energy and would do best with an outdoorsy person or persons.  Likely too boisterous for younger children.  Would be great with active teens.


Is housebroken, and walks well on leash. Has had obedience training and is doing very well with refresher lessons.  Has lived with a cat and apparently is respectful of felines. Likes other dogs, but may need some direction to ensure he plays in a mannerly way.  Enjoys his food and treats but is not a foodie and does not beg.


Challenges with Roscoe have been: some separation anxiety (to do with his foster dad more than his mom), some excitability, and some barking while outside–but usually for a reason.  He has a healthy pair of lungs, so may not be suited to close quarters with neighbours.  Ideally he would have a large yard to play fetch in, and someone in the home who runs regularly and would enjoy an enthusiastic running partner.

He is quite able to be calm and relaxed and just hang out as well.  He simply needs to have exercise and some mental work for his Border Collie brain, and then he settles beautifully.


His ideal people or person would be willing to continue with some training to polish up this rough diamond.  He is very bright and catches on quickly.  Enjoys learning and having jobs to do. He has given himself the job of guarding his foster home, for example.


Do you have room in your heart and  home for this lovely boy?