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Flat Broke Farm

Flat Broke Farm RESCUING HORSES & LIVESTOCK YEAR ROUND FOR TRAINING, HEALTH BENEFITS, REHABILITATION AND ADOPTION! We accept all large farm animals who are in need of new homes.

They come from all different circumstances but are treated with the same amount of care and affection. (Animal control, Foreclosures, Dairy bi-products)

We evaluate them and do what's needed before adopting them into loving homes as mowers, pets or companions. We also teach adults and children about each Farm animal and how to properly care for them both physicaly and emotionaly!

Welcome back Hamlet!! Some may remember Hamlet from many years ago, he was adopted by six flag marine world after being ...
05/11/2022

Welcome back Hamlet!!

Some may remember Hamlet from many years ago, he was adopted by six flag marine world after being relinquished due to jealousy over his new human family member (baby) and we thought we had found his perfect forever home.

Sadly his weight spiraled out of control and he was no longer allowed to stay at six flags due to their changing animal policies.
He had gained 165 lbs since leaving FBF and is now on a diet and exercise program. Once his weight is under control he will be available for adoption.

We remain committed to every animal that passes through our gates for their life!

03/29/2022
I believe I can fly…

AVAILABLE For ADOPTION:
Jupiter is a handsome gentle giant, an older gentleman Muscovy duck, he cruises our farm and brightens the barns. He comes when he is called and is very content alone. Jupiter has angel wing and does not fly, he has an adorable waddle, with a mowhawk to compliment it!

Congratulations Star ⭐️ on your new family, veteran adopter couldn’t resist this fuzzy little princess! #adoptdontshop #...
03/22/2022

Congratulations Star ⭐️ on your new family, veteran adopter couldn’t resist this fuzzy little princess! #adoptdontshop #wesavedyou #adoptionforthewin

03/17/2022

Available for adoption… sweet “Star” a mixed breed lamb, weaned off the bottle and ready for a new home. She thinks she is a dog and walks well on leash. Super gentle and delicate.

We Have been watching this closely…Attention all Horse owners!!!!!
03/04/2022

We Have been watching this closely…
Attention all Horse owners!!!!!

02/10/2022

The farm dogs are always ready to go to work…some more than others! #loyalweenie
#workingdogs #happypups

02/04/2022

We need your help!

Our faithful rescue truck started making some alarming rotational noises coming from the rear, we rushed him to the dealership barely making it into the driveway (clicking and clacking so loudly that everyone there stoped what they were doing and watched us drive up)

Sadly She needs a new rear end, this is a major repair especially since our rescue truck has a ton of high performance aftermarket upgrades which keep us safe and give us the ability to go into difficult areas during disasters to save lives.

We are asking for donations to get our failthful life saving rig back up and towing ASAP!

01/26/2022

Breakfast routine on the farm…there is ALWAYS someone raiding the food cart! #mineminemine #howmanyanimalsdoyousee

01/24/2022

Beautiful morning at the rescue farm!

We may not have all our ducks in a row but our kitty’s sure got the memo! #theyallgetalong #barncats
01/22/2022

We may not have all our ducks in a row but our kitty’s sure got the memo! #theyallgetalong
#barncats

FOUND: Our good friend John from Birds of a feather rescue received this handsome swan yesterday, a Good Samaritan found...
01/10/2022

FOUND:
Our good friend John from Birds of a feather rescue received this handsome swan yesterday, a Good Samaritan found him in a ditch in Penngrove not moving.
Since John is currently trying to relocated the rescue, we offered to help him with any special cases…like this one.

This very large male Mute swan is struggling to use his legs even though they are in perfect working order, he may be so over weight that he can not support himself well or he may be struggling with a mineral deficiency or poisoning.
He is safe and comfortable here under a heat lamp with a soft straw bed and fresh water/food. He is so sweet we feel he may have been a beloved pet, are you or someone you know missing a swan?

Who is looking for more chickens? We are getting several calls about chickens, most of them being healthy laying Hens. I...
01/07/2022

Who is looking for more chickens?

We are getting several calls about chickens, most of them being healthy laying Hens.
If you or someone you know is interested in adding to their flock or starting their own, please share this or reach out to adopt!
707-849-6140 - Erica

John is a Long time friend and fellow local rescuer, He supported Flat broke farm When we had to move 6 years ago and so...
01/06/2022
Birds of a Feather Rescue Has to Relocate, organized by John Lloyd

John is a Long time friend and fellow local rescuer, He supported Flat broke farm When we had to move 6 years ago and so we are honored to help him during this difficult time.
We Donated and Hope you do too!!!

We are looking for funding to facilitate an unexpected move. Since being in our… John Lloyd needs your support for Birds of a Feather Rescue Has to Relocate

11/30/2021

Tired from all your online shopping on Cyber Monday? Refresh your spirits by participating in #GivingTuesday2021 . Pick your favorite non-profit and throw a little love their way. Every dollar counts. The warmth in your heart is free.

Don't have a favorite? How about mine! Flat Broke Farm not only rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes farm animals, but they have always been a leader in the evacuation of animals during the devastating California fires.

UPDATE: Tony went to UC Davis today after not eating/drinking or urinating normally and showing signs of abdominal pain....
11/23/2021

UPDATE: Tony went to UC Davis today after not eating/drinking or urinating normally and showing signs of abdominal pain.

We treated him promptly last night with our own ammonium chloride concoction and pain support, and this morning took him in for blood work, X-rays, an ultra sound and disease testing.

He took a good pee right when we unloaded him from the trailer at Davis, which was a wonderful relief… for all of us!!

All his tests came back normal!! Yahoo!! So he came home same day and is shown here in one of our rehab stalls nibbling on some hay.

We Just have to wait on a couple labs results which may take a few weeks. The Dr. believe’s our immediate administration of meds may have worked to dissolve and/or pass the stone. We hope he is feeling ALLOT better by morning!

We are at UC Davis today, our resident goat “Tony” has been struggling to urinate and showing signs of pain since very l...
11/22/2021

We are at UC Davis today, our resident goat “Tony” has been struggling to urinate and showing signs of pain since very late last night. Possible bladder stones ( urinary calculi) , a common condition in castrated male goats.
Let’s give Tony and his care takers some extra love and support today, fingers crossed it’s not too serious and he makes a full recovery.
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Freedom looking gorgeous during her afternoon nap! 😴
11/19/2021

Freedom looking gorgeous during her afternoon nap! 😴

10/24/2021

The ducks (Jupiter and watermelon) and big piggie (Tickles) are dry and dealing with only a few drips, we have been slowly restoring our 75 year old barns and the animals are grateful!

10/24/2021

We are having quite the weather event here in CA, 7”+ of rain in only a few days plus 50mph winds. We have not had rain like this in years and our land is barren and scarred by fires, flooding is already occurring in many parts of northern ca and mud slides as well.

It’s important to remember our outside animals during these times, check often for shivering, add dry bedding and feeding extra helps promote body heat and happiness.
Our pig barn is full to the brim with little oinkers and everyone is snug as a bug in a rug or is that a pig in a blanket or … you get the idea! #happypigs #morestrawcomingrightup

09/23/2021
Slurping piggie 🐷

Take 7 seconds out of your day to watch a pig enjoy a cold drink of water 🐷 💦

*This is Cornelious or better known around the Farm as “Corndog,” this older, handsome, squatty, potbelly is looking for his new home.

09/22/2021

When deciding to add a new member or more to your family, please consider adopting a rescued pet first, we have dozens of healthy wonderful animals looking for homes.

The fires and drought have caused us to operate at FULL capacity, which means we can not help any New animals until some get adopted.

Adopting means you are giving that animal a real forever home AND saving another one’s life to fill it’s place here at the rescue.

#adopt #savelives #helpyourcommunity

Freedom is getting older but she still loves selfies with Erica ❤️
08/11/2021

Freedom is getting older but she still loves selfies with Erica ❤️

03/03/2021

Kevin has a message 🐷

We recently had our favorite pig farrier here all the way from Texas, Emily Mohring worked her magic on several of our p...
02/01/2021

We recently had our favorite pig farrier here all the way from Texas, Emily Mohring worked her magic on several of our piggies, pictured here is Cornelious Aka Corndog showing off his before and after pedicure!
He also got his scent glands cleaned, a “facial” cleaning ears, fat folds and eyes, a “dental” trimming of his tusks and a “moisturizing massage” bag balm for his dry spots.

This is all part of owning a pig, we have 12 pigs right now, several for adoption including sweet old man corn dog. If interesting in learning more about sedation free pig care or adopting a pig contact us and we will be happy to help!

12/23/2020

Flat broke farm needs a microwave for the barn volunteer center, this will be used to heat up lunches, thaw food and provide warm cloths.
If you can help let us know...
If you can’t please share...
thank you for sharing the holiday warmth!

It’s beginning to look allot like Christmas!
12/11/2020

It’s beginning to look allot like Christmas!

Happy horse showing off her new fencing!
12/10/2020

Happy horse showing off her new fencing!

Your donations add up and they create full bellies, warm beds and a safe landing place while they wait for new homes! #v...
12/09/2020

Your donations add up and they create full bellies, warm beds and a safe landing place while they wait for new homes! #villagepeople #DonationsAtWork #hayday

Two guinea piggies out the door! We have several more available for adoption, congratulations to this sweet family!
12/08/2020

Two guinea piggies out the door!
We have several more available for adoption, congratulations to this sweet family!

Inside the mind of A farmer...(I better dump the cart it’s full)5 minutes later....  (Nah, I can fit more!)
11/27/2020

Inside the mind of A farmer...

(I better dump the cart it’s full)

5 minutes later....

(Nah, I can fit more!)

Christmas is coming and lock downs seem emanate... how about a pair of sweet little guinea pigs to brighten your world?T...
11/19/2020

Christmas is coming and lock downs seem emanate... how about a pair of sweet little guinea pigs to brighten your world?

That’s right Flat broke farm has Guinea pigs available adoption! 16 to be exact and with 4 pregnant ones we are expecting several
More.

These adorable fluffy piggies came to us from a hoarding case and 5 of the 9 were pregnant, “Mia” the farthest along had her babies this week... 7 of them, sadly one of the runt didn’t make it but for those who don’t know, that is allot of babies! They will be available befor Christmas once weaned.

These boys are all available for immediate adoption in pairs unless you have a guinea your looking for a friend for.
Located in Cotati, CA
707-849-6140

11/14/2020

Just hanging out on my pig 💕 who else enjoys cuddle puddles with their animals?

While waiting for our Thai food order today, a lovely woman named Christina knocked on our truck and gave us a donation ...
11/07/2020

While waiting for our Thai food order today, a lovely woman named Christina knocked on our truck and gave us a donation ♥️ it gives us all the good feels when folks recognize us and wave, donate and smile! #villagepeople #ittakesavillage #thankyou ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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P/O Box 751418
Petaluma, CA
94975

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Tired from all your online shopping on Cyber Monday? Refresh your spirits by participating in #GivingTuesday2021 . Pick your favorite non-profit and throw a little love their way. Every dollar counts. The warmth in your heart is free. Don't have a favorite? How about mine! Flat Broke Farm not only rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes farm animals, but they have always been a leader in the evacuation of animals during the devastating California fires.
Giving Tuesday is in just 3 weeks! Jameson Humane gives back in several different ways. From our Community Pet Pantry, giving out pet food and supplies to families in need to our free spay and neuter clinics, helping control the overpopulation of cats and dogs, Jameson is here to help. We would like to share with you two recent occasions where we were able to give back by helping provide transport in a rescue that saved the lives of several goats. Please consider donating to Jameson Humane this Giving Tuesday (11/30) so we can continue to grow and give back in even more ways! https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/JamesonHumaneGivingTuesday Jameson Humane Volunteer Coordinator, Craig, picked up five goats and transported them in the back of his personal car to their forever home! These goats were rescued from a neglectful petting zoo, suffering from lice, lack of shelter, and malnutrition. After living at the “petting zoo” their entire life, being bred repeatedly, and separated from their kids, they are now loved and safe! Thank you, Kira, at Genevieve'sGentleHeartsRescue for leading this rescue, Funky Chicken, Kim Neault Kunst, Alana Budak, and Karla Herica for your help with rescuing, fostering, and adopting these lucky goats! Our sincerest apologies to Craig’s wife, Jo Annette for the newly “decorated” back seat of your car! For the second rescue transport, Craig tarped and lined the back of the Jameson van and drove over rocky washed out roads from Napa to Smartsville. After picking up Oliver the goat, Craig made the long trek to bring him to his foster home in Cotati at Flat Broke Farm, thanks Erica! Thank you from all of the animals, volunteers, and Jameson family for supporting us this year and for many years to come. https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/[email protected]
Thanks to Melissa Nygard from Tommy’s transport team, this blind mama cow and pig from the same farm are now safe! Mama’s son, a steer, would not load so he will be picked up and reunited with his mom next week at One Living Sanctuary. A woman originally saved this mom and son duo and then adopted them out to what she thought was a good home but now no longer wanted them and they were in dire need of rescue. Erica from Flat Broke Farm will be able to help Melissa as loading the steer will need more people than anticipated. Because the steer would not load though, Melissa was able to convince the people to surrender the piggy as well who will be fostered at Herd & Flock Animal Sanctuary. Thank you so much to everyone who made this possible!
For Giving Tuesday, we share a story that is so near and dear to our hearts. This past August, when the LNU Fire began to threaten Clearlake, Lake County, hundreds of people and their animals evacuated their homes within minutes. One family in particular fled to Santa Rosa and reached out to our friends at Flat Broke Farm, seeking temporary foster care for their beloved furry friends: Zedd, a four-year-old dog; Zelda, a month-old puppy who is no stranger to challenging situations; and their kitten, Simba. Flat Broke contacted Jameson Humane to help out. Without delay, we tapped into our network and, in just under two hours, our community responded, offering up temporary foster homes for all three animals. Sensational response! During the upheaval after being evacuated, the family had complete peace of mind knowing their animals were in good hands with Jameson Humane and the fosters. Each animal received the necessary care before returning home, including wellness checks and necessary microchipping, vaccinations, and spay/neuter care (big shout-out to Dr. Katy Wilson for spearheading). Jameson continues to work with the family to ensure we remain an important resource for the family. Their reunification day was full of happy tears and great joy! Deeply rooted in our vision to improve animal welfare, through collaborating with our community and partner organizations, Jameson Humane is always prepared to respond to those in need, including these four-legged friends who came to Jameson in a time of mayhem. This is just one story of many, where Jameson is here to provide safety and support during uncertain times. As a result, our community can rest easy knowing that there’s an organization out there that has a solution. On this Giving Tuesday, please consider Sharing this Post and donating to Jameson Humane so we can continue providing the critical care for humans and their animals in our ever-expanding community who are in need. THANK YOU. #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesday2020 #TogetherWeCan #AnimalRescue
Im hoping Miss Luna is doing well.
Thank you so very much to everyone who donated to #SFVegSociety’s #Fundraiser for Local #FarmedAnimalSanctuaries! We raised a total of $3530! 🎉Make sure to tune into #WorldVegFest next weekend, we will be doing follow up visits with all 5 sanctuaries! Charlie's Acres - Sat, Oct 10, 10am Herd & Flock Animal Sanctuary - Sat, Oct 10, 11am Flat Broke Farm - Sat, Oct 10, 12pm Rancho Compasión, a farmed animal sanctuary - Sun, Oct 11, 10am Sweet Farm - Sun, Oct 11, 11am
Since we seem to have a bunch of Johnny Cash fans out there, we wanted to share a little of his story. Johnny Cash was found abandoned wandering the streets of Lake County with two other goats. He was brought to U.C. Davis where they discovered he had a hernia that had gone on too long to fix. He was given a vasectomy and then adopted to a home with a llama. The llama wasn’t too keen on having a goat around so Johnny Cash found a new home at Flat Broke Farm for the last year. He is now back with us and brought along his best friend Stella. He will continue to live out the rest of his rockstar days with us and we are happy to have him here. @ Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary
Daily update: Containment of the #walbridgefire continues, with this morning's numbers at 55,353 acres and 19% contained. We continue to send and transport animals home from the fairgrounds, as conditions allow. We want to take a moment to recognize our incredible leadership team, who, like everyone in Sonoma CART, are volunteers. We could not do what we do without them, and are so very grateful! If you see them, please take a moment to say thank you for their hard work. Incident Command: Dr. Amber Bowen, DVM Large Animal Leads: Jess Wilton & Marilyn Engstrom Fairgrounds Lead: Heather Borck Small Animal Leads: Scott Atkinson, Dr. Kim Henry, DVM and Dr. Erich Williams, DVM Large Animal Vet Lead: Dr. Alicia Benson, DVM Communications: Indigo Bannister Dispatch & Volunteer Coordination: Lisa Towell Evac Lead: Rebecca Platt Donations & Supplies Lead: Katherine Theus Hotline Lead: Janelle Iannolo Our 20+ evacuation and reunification teams, who do a phenomenal job of getting animals to safety, and back home again. In addition, our community partners are vital pieces to the puzzle. Teamwork makes the dream work! Thank you to Sonoma County Animal Services, Sonoma County Fair & Event Center, Sonoma County Horse Council, Sonoma Sheriff, Halter Project, Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch, PetSmart Charities, Brooke USA, USEF Network, Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary, Flat Broke Farm, and Charlie's Acres. A special mention to Dover Saddlery - Laguna Hills, CA and norsled for their donations of feed and supplies, which allow us to assist our partner sanctuaries and restock for the next incident. #sonomastrong
I am a California girl and my heart is breaking at the devastation that these fires are creating😓 In the past I have helped with Hurricane Harvey, Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network and the 2018 Northern California Camp fire. We did clothes and personal necessity drives but now with Covid 19 how can we help? I started a Animal Rescue Fundraiser CALI STRONG to get emergency funds to NVADG a backyard movement that really stepped up with the Chico and Paradise fires.
I am a California girl and my heart is breaking at the devastation that these fires are creating😓 In the past I have helped with Hurricane Harvey, Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescue Network and the 2018 Northern California Camp fire. We did clothes and personal necessity drives but now with Covid 19 how can we help? I started a Animal Rescue Fundraiser CALI STRONG to get emergency funds to NVADG a backyard movement that really stepped up with the Chico and Paradise fires.
I hope this is ok. I'm from Sarasota, FL and we heard what you are doing and going through with the wildfires. We have a Facebook group, Giving Back To Those In Need. It is kind of an auction group. You purchase spots to win an item and a live spin is done to determine the winner. Starting at 9pm est last night, we chose you as our recipient this week. All money raised over the cost of the items will be donated to Flat Broke Farm. Please come join our group, share, invite, have some fun and help us raise money to help you. 😊 All items are brand new through Amazon and shipped directly to the winner. Hope to see you there 😁
As we inch closer to the big day, we wanted to share one of the FABULOUS #WineaPAWlooza 2020 auction lots! In light of the effects of COVID-19 and in the spirit of collaboration, the entire proceeds of this lot will go directly to these 4 hardworking sanctuary partners : Goatlandia Farm Animal Sanctuary Flat Broke Farm Charlie's Acres Rancho Compasión, a farmed animal sanctuary So, what are you waiting for? Follow the link to purchase your tickets or to gain complimentary access and bid high for the animals. https://jamesonanimalrescueranch.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/2020WineaPAWlooza/Tickets/tabid/1138440/Default.aspx