Adoptable Farm Animals Spotlight!
Once completed, please return the above form(s) to the attention of the farm staff.
Can't adopt a farm animal but would like to help us?
Here are some things we need:
4′ X 6′ Rubber stall mats
Plain (4#) salt bricks
Reams of colored copy paper or card stock
Bagged shavings (fine)
Loads of grass hay &/or straw
A Brief History of our Farm
The educational farm and barn of the SPCA Serving Erie County opened to the public in 1977 to provide proper housing for large animals, primarily livestock. Many animals find shelter under our barn’s roof, both temporary and permanent, including horses, goats, chickens, pheasants and even pigs.
Animals are brought to the educational farm for different reasons. Some are surrendered by their owners or are strays. Others are brought in as a result of seizure during an animal cruelty investigation and reside in our farm pending court decision or sign-over by the owners. These animals are usually in poor health or improperly socialized. Our extraordinary team of barn staff and volunteers work with these animals daily to improve their quality of life.
What began as a necessity for large animal housing and treatment has been expanded into a tool for humane education. In our ever-growing urban community, a visit to the educational farm is, for many people, their initial contact with live farm animals. Children and adults alike find their time here both enjoyable and educational.
Educational Farm Hours
Please Note – while we are not currently open for the general public to visit our farm due to the Coronavirus pandemic, you are still able to adopt farm animals during the following hours of operation:
Monday through Friday: 10 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4:30 pm