This is the worst "rescue" I've ever seen. Overcrowded, dirty, and run with a dictator-like atmosphere by the executive director. Half the "rescued" animals were "rescued" from a breeder/seller in exchange for money. It is one woman's personal farm that is poorly run. I brought my dogs and they picked up a parasite from being there (nose mites). There is no regulatory oversight to keep this place in check and it shows. If you love animals, don't go here.
Faith has a deep connection to animals, and it shows in her work. She works tirelessly to ensure all animals are cared for, and tries to help EVERY animal she possibly can. I've rarely seen sanctuary operators make as much with so little. Please volunteer and support Faith, or a sanctuary near you! Animals need our help!
Ching farm rescue took in my two Nigerian goats when we were moving out of state and they had no where to go. The compassion and dedication that Faith displayed gave me great confidence that there was no better place to leave our beloved pets. Faith gave us a tour of the whole farm and knew every creature there by name. She expressed such an enormous amount of love and concern for each one of them. She has made sure the living conditions were very comfortable for each of them as well. I'm so happy that my little Indigo and Ricochet are able to live out the rest of their lives there.❤
Even though I consider myself a somewhat new volunteer compared to most, having only been a once a week-er for the past nine months, I never thought my life could change so much for the better.
Some ways were expected, most were not. Ching Farm is called a Rescue and Sanctuary, but I never thought it would be so for myself. I haven't been more at peace than since spending time with the varied beautiful animals out on the farm.
We don't realize that they all have personalities just like our pets because we honestly don't have many opportunities to get to know them like we do our pets. Ching Farm changed that for me, and can change it for anyone.
Dare to open yourself up to a new and different perspective of life. Support animals that have been through far too much in their lives. Come love and laugh with us! These lil guys are a hoot!
I am likely one of the newer volunteers to get involved with Ching Farm, and I’ll say that my only disappointment is that I did not begin this work earlier. Faith Ching, along with all of the other volunteers who keep this sanctuary alive, are some of the kindest, most compassionate people I’ve met. Having the opportunity to see and interact with these incredible animals has been an eye-opening and humbling experience. The manner in which Ching Farm provides for these animals allows them to flourish and enjoy their lives to the fullest. Witnessing the different personalities of these animals is a testament to the notion that we are dealing with “someone, not something”. I commend Faith and her team on their education based outreach and look forward to many more opportunities to participate with such an amazing group of people!
Ching Farm is a place where one can go to have their anxiety lifted away, troubles resolved and disappear...a place where friendships start and prosper with Faith, the volunteers and above all...the animals. The experience is unforgettable; having an opportunity to learn and work with a wide range of personalities amongst the animals brings me back to have more experiences. I love my time at Ching Farm. I love letting go of my burdens or weekly routines and escaping to Ching Farm to help maintain the land and socialize with the animals there.
I've volunteered occasionally at Ching Farm and Sanctuary for the ten years. I always feel so happy and entertained amidst the animals - probably since they're so happy! So much can be learned from a day at the farm, but mostly how much love and personality all the animals have! So grateful to Faith, Mike, and all the farm's dedicated volunteers and advocates for providing a wonderful, safe, and loving home for these critters.
I have been a weekly volunteer at Ching Farm for close to nine years. I have always been an animal lover but prior to volunteering here I had no idea how much personality all of these farm animals have, from the smallest chicken to the largest horses. It is such a joy to get to know all of these creatures and to help in some small way to give them the love and care they so deserve. It is also nice to know that 100% of all donations go directly toward caring for the animals as there is no paid staff at the farm. The entire organization is run on donations and volunteers. Valerie M.
Ching Farm Animal Sanctuary is home to many, many, wonderful rescued animals, loved and individually cared for by its owner, Faith Ching. Faith's heart is bigger than most where animals are concerned and it shows in her devotion to their care. No animal is unknown or lost to Faith. She knows everyone's name and story, what they like best to eat, and where they liked to be scratched!
As a volunteer at Ching Farm, it's an absolute pleasure to work among the animals. Upon arrival, I'm greeted by emus, pigs, mini horses, goats, geese, chickens, and sheep. Further in, I see many of her rescued horses, my favorite tooth-grinning llamas, long-horned cows, and Miss Betty, the largest and sweetest pig ever! It's so rewarding to see all these animals thriving and living in harmony together. No matter what their heartbreaking story was prior, they have all found a loving home at Ching Farm.
I think everyone had to write a report about their hero in school and if I wrote it today that hero would be Faith Ching. She is an amazing person and she has saved the lives of thousands of animals. Words cannot describe how wonderful she is and how amazing Ching Farm is. I started volunteering there back in March and I've found my favorite place. This place is a safe haven for animals and people as well. It's also a learning experience. You'll learn that Sven the cow is part lab and loves to be pet and gives kisses lol. You'll meet pigs who have been trained to sit and do tricks. You'll find that goats are one of the friendliest creatures on the planet and will follow you around to get attention. A day at the farm is more educational than any zoo I've ever been to, plus it's free! Gather up the kids and spend a day at the farm taking care of these wonderful animals. XOXO Jessica!