Because of Faith Ching, hundreds of farm animals have been given a new life. This saint established Ching Farm Rescue & Sanctuary in 1998 to create a place built out of kindness, respect, and equality among all living things. Ching Farm hopes to change the perceptions of farm animals, who have the same emotional capacity as domesticated pets, although cruelty laws do not protect to them.
Ching Farm, the only farm animal sanctuary in Utah, has provided more than 200 animals with a beautiful home in Harriman, Utah. Faith pours on a load of respectful nurturing and more ear scratches and laughs than you can imagine.
As Faith walks around her farm, she tells the story of each animal in turn as they walk over to greet her. It’s heart-warming ( read some of the stories here). For Faith, there is no distinction in how she interacts with the human visitors, the volunteers, and the animals she has taken in. Her respect for all things is obvious. This is a woman doing what she was destined to do.
Ching Farm is home to a wide variety of rescued animals—from horses, pigs, sheep and goats to ostriches, emus, and chickens, to cats, cows, geese and so many more. The animals are rescued from feedlots, auctions, research labs, overburdened shelters, and anywhere else help is needed. It’s Faith’s hope that the animals will live out their entire lives at Ching Farm.
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