Bobby was born 5/21/2011 and has been with us since he was just 6 weeks old.  He was adopted from the Humane Society.  He came to us with bordetella and severe parasites.  He was in critical condition for the first several weeks he was here, but thankfully he had a full recovery, although he does still wheeze when he gets excited.  And Bobby is a very energetic, excitable dog! He loves it here on the farm where he has plenty of friends and room to run! Buddy came to us as a small puppy also, with many health problems, too.  He had a flea infestation that was draining his blood supply.  He was very weak and near death.  After resolving the problem, he immediately became Bobby's best friend!  Buddy is a very sweet dog, although he sounds ferocious when strangers come.  He's a good loyal watchdog!  He's actually a very easy going and quiet dog.  Buddy has been with us since September of 2013.  Then there is Meadow.  Meadow came to us from Robinson Hollow Rescue in Wheeling, West Virginia.  She was 8 weeks old, born January 23, 2016.  She is a St. Bernard.  (Did you know approximately 25% of shelter dogs are purebred?)  We decided to get a big dog because it is often hard to properly re-home them, and we have plenty of land for her to run!  Bobby and Buddy just adore her, and she is very happy to be one of the gang!  All of our dogs are neutered and have in and out access to various fenced areas of our 9.14 acre farm.

(L-R) Tommy, Clarence, Mittens, Cheese, Summer and Marley! 

We have six cats, all neutered.  The four boys are all brothers and the girls are mother and daughter.  They live inside the house full-time, but we are in the process of making plans for an outdoor enclosure they can access from the house which will give them the opportunity to get some fresh air and sunshine, climb trees, spend time with the other animals, chase bugs and eat grass!  Things all kitties love!

More  animals to be adopted real soon!!!

(L-R)  Tiara, Reign, Hotcakes

It is estimated that there are 30 - 40 million stray cats in the U.S.  This figure includes homeless domestic cats as well as feral.  About 6-8 million cats and dogs enter animal shelters each year, with 1/2 to 2/3 of these being cats.  Seventy percent of cats in shelters are euthanized.  Eighty percent of those euthanized are healthy and adoptable.  Please make sure your cats are neutered and consider adopting!  If you have stray cats in your neighborhood, here is a good article offering advice:

More than 20,000 cats per year are still used in research and teaching in this country each ;year.  To learn more about advancing science without harming animals, please visit:

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About 2.4 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs—about one every 13 seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year.  neuter your pets!  There is no need for breeding when so many are in need of homes.  Dogs are often discarded by families who can not honor their commitment for one reason or another.  Perhaps it is due to death.  Be sure and make provisions for your pets should anything happen to you!  Keep a tag on your pet and always keep them secure with adequate fencing.  Please do not chain up your dogs! 

Dogs face many issues, such as being used for fighting, for research, for breeding and other purposes.  Please be your dog's best friend!

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(L-R) Meadow, Buddy, Bobby

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These are the animals depending on us for their care.  They are part of the Evans family!  We are committed to learning as much as we can and teaching others to teach how to care for animals in the best ways, using natural means where possible for their healing needs and providing quality companionship to them.  Through our church, we will ensure their safety and comfort for the rest of their natural lives.  They will never be used for income purposes, they will not be bred, and they will never be killed, except of course under extreme emergency circumstances where euthanasia is the only compassionate  available route.  These animals were given to us by God, and we consider their care to be our sacred privilege and duty.  We invite you to become their friends and help us in caring for them through donations, volunteerism or by entering into our internship program.  We also invite you to attend related classes, groups, special events and planned visits.  We wish we could save them all, but we can't We are sorry, but we are unable to take animals in other than those we have a permanent place for.  We carefully select the animals according to which ones we have the best chance of giving a good life to and which will help us in helping in raising public awareness.  We are not a petting zoo, nor a rescue shelter.  We acquire many animals from shelters and we refer people to shelters.  We are a sanctuary...a place of peace for them to live4 out their lives.  We do not adopt animals out.   Contact us if you'd like to know more!

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Over 100,000 horses and donkeys are sent to slaughter each year.  They are family pets, racehorses, work animals, show horse, trail horses and donkeys or those who once were in fairs or petting zoos.  Wild horses and donkeys are showing up in transit to slaughter now, too.  Thanks per week.  Many of them would make very good pets.  Why are so many being auctioned off and sent over the border?  Because people are  breeding too many, we'v e taken their land, folks aren't making provisions for after they die or when they move or their children grow up. Not knowing what else to do they are sent to sale, and th kill ;buyers buy low and sell high.  There is a big market overseas for their hides and their meat.  As with dogs and cats, we need to adopt instead of shop.  There is no reason to breed horses and donkeys just to have so many die.  We hope to help people make good decisions, such as making provisions for if something goes wrong and they need to re-home their pet.  Horses and donkeys liove 30 to 40 years.  A commitment needs to be made to last their whole life.

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We adopted Reign and Tiara from Saving Grace Miniature Horse Rescue in Emmet, Michigan, on December 23, 1915.  They are six years old, and best friends who were born less than one month apart on the same farm.  We were so happy to be able to keep them together!  They lived at two rescues before making Evans Heaven their permanent home!  They are a bit shy but quite happy here!  We got Hotcakes less than two months later from Turning Pointe Donkey Rescue in Dansville, Michigan.  She is a sweetie!  Hotcakes is 12 years old.  We are so happy to give these three beautiful, wonderful creatures a home.  They all are adjusting quite well!  They surely know they are loved!