Please Help! 'Tis The Season!
We do a great deal of small animal rescue every year. Small animals have had an increased need since Covid, as we are finding abandoned animals everywhere. Just last Saturday we had to take in two young female guinea pigs (even though we are full to capacity) that were discarded in a local Connecticut park, left in a box to perish. Unfortunately, this has occurred too many times. These young girls were frightened, scared and cold…not knowing what had happened to them. Can you see a way to sponsor them ?
We would like to ask for financial help with the electric heaters and care costs that support these poor souls and all of our small animals. We would love any financial help to upgrade our guinea pig and tortoise’s room heaters as they are older.
Blessed are the people who find joy, love and giving to all creatures great and small. Our world is better for all the animals that we love and care for and for those animals who love and care for us right back.
Thanks for letting us shine the light… Ray of Light Farm Family
A Note On Animal Sponsorship: We are always looking for sponsors for our animals. Many of them are older and we promised them we would give them a forever home in peace and comfort. Here is more information on our sponsorships. Please, can you help? MORE INFO
Thursday through Sunday
10:00 to 4:00
We are open for daily programs by appointment--
Call us at 860-873-1895 Thursday through Sunday to schedule a booking
Learn more about many of our exciting programs by clicking the links below. There is something for EVERYONE!
Drop In to Feed Our Guinea Pigs and Goats.
10:00 to 2:00
Family of Four $20.00
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How much does it cost to visit the farm?"
is a frequently asked question.
It is absolutely FREE to visit us here at Ray of Light Farm! There is no admission fee. Please come visit us during our business hours, enjoy the day & fresh air!
The majority of our programs require advance bookings, so please give us a call to make your appointment. Guinea Pig and Goat Feeding sessions CAN be booked, or done, as a drop in appointment as long as we have an opening that day. All goat & sheep feeding can absolutely be done as a walk in during the goat feeding hours, with no appointment necessary. Please read more about the exciting programs we have to offer by clicking the links listed in the box on the right ->
So come visit us at the Farm! Make a full day of it; sign up for a program! You can also visit Gillette Castle and Devil's Hopyard, everything is very close! If you get hungry, there is Two Wrasslin' Cats Coffee House down the road from us. Also Hadlyme Country Market on the way to the ferry. By the river you'll find Gelston House and Morinos. And in Moodus there is Village Pizza.
Enjoy, and hope to see you soon!
Every year thousands of horses and donkeys are abandoned, abused or slaughtered. Ray of Light Farm serves as a safe haven for some of these animals by providing medical care, nutritious food, and retraining.
Many of these beautiful animals are then adopted into loving homes. Some very special ones go on to serve humanity as therapy animals. Living out their lives as permanent farm residents, these animals provide a range of little miracles, from giving inspiration and encouragement to an autistic child, to being a gentle and non-judgmental soul for a person suffering or dying from illness.
Ray of Light Farm is open to the public and its animals are available and happy to listen to anyone in need of a friend.
Visiting the farm is FREE
The horses and donkeys at Ray of Light Farm have an assortment of stories.
Many, but not all, are nurse mare foals and premarin horses and foals. Here is a brief description of each.
Premarin Horses & Foals
(PMU including Prempro, Premphase, Prempac, and Premelle)
For the production of the drug premarin, horses are kept continually pregnant in order for their urine to be collected. When they can no longer reproduce quickly they are sent to the slaughterhouse. Their meat is then sold for human consumption or dog food.
Some foals from these horses are killed immediately after birth and some of the females will be raised to be "Premarin mares" and join the production line. Many will be sold and sent to feedlots to be fattened for slaughter.
Nurse Mare Foals
A nurse mare foal is a foal who was born so that its mother might come into milk. The milk that the nurse mare is producing is used to nourish the foal of another mare, a more “expensive” foal. Primarily these are thoroughbred foals, though certainly not limited to the thoroughbred industry. The nurse mares biological foal is then discarded.
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