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Ching Farm Rescue

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal-Related, Animals

Mission: The mission of the Ching Farm is to provide rescue, permanent residence, community adoption/sponsorship programs and health care services to animals in need, as well as promote a general respect for all life through educating the public about farm animals.

Target demographics: Farmed Animals

Geographic areas served: Salt Lake Valley of Utah

Programs: Rescue of abused, neglected, abandoned farm animals. We provide permanent sanctuary for animals that would have otherwise been slaughtered for food. We educate about cruelty-free living through tours of our facility and through outreach programs.

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Crystal107

Volunteer

Rating: 1

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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.❤

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

3 Valerie81

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the Ching Farm Rescue. I believe in the mission of rescue of farm animals that are treated as property and not as compassion and care as they should be. I am a farm girl and wanted to return to my roots to show my love for animals. The Ching farm works very hard to provide compassion, shelter to all animals without question. I know my volunteering make a difference and I know that my money donation makes difference. It is a great place to volunteer and meet new friends of any species. Ramona

2 Heidi64

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is my happy place, this is my stress relief! I love helping and taking care of these little's!

3 Marta O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had gotten two horses- a young gelding and his old momma, Pam. I was only expecting to get one, the young horse, but Pam needed a home too. I took them both. At first, I did okay financially, but then Pam had some health conditions that I couldn't afford, and on top of that, I was trying to help her gain weight, which got expensive very quickly. I put an ad up on ksl, and I was very suspicious of anyone who contacted me. I wasn't satisfied with anyone who wanted my old mare; I wanted her to go to a place where she'd be loved and appreciated and cared for in the best way. Faith contacted me. It was like a blessing from heaven. I visited her farm to check things out and I instantly fell in love. Every single animal is loved and known as an individual. And I mean every single one. Each one is adored by Faith and her volunteers. I decided to send my Pammy there, and I'm so happy that I did. While I've only been able to visit a few times, I know she's being cared for and loved. Last time I visited, Pam looked like she'd gained all the weight she needed to, and she had her own little herd of another horse and her buddy's sheep friends (the older horses are kept separate from the main herd so they stay safe). I cannot sing Ching Farm's praises loud enough! It's a save haven for all sorts of creatures, and the best part is that each one is cared for, loved, happy, and healthy.

1 Ziggy H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a magical piece of paradise for everyone who enters the farm and for every fur/feathered baby on the farm. Once you enter the gate, you'll never want to leave. The love and pampering the animals relieve at Ching Farm is amazing and I love being able to spend time there as often as I can. Thanks Ching Farm for helping me make wonderful memories I'll treasure forever!

2 Stella3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Ching Farm so much! I volunteer there whenever I visit my dad, who lives in Utah. Faith, who manages the whole operation, is such a sweetheart, and she really devotes so much of her time to the animals she cares for. Ching is a wonderful place for rescued animals to live, and I love seeing them so happy, especially after all of the horrors that they have each been through. Faith and her sanctuary have even inspired me to one day open my own farm rescue.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is amazing! I volunteer here once a week, and love spending time with the animals as well as helping them. Faith is an incredible person and does so much for these beautiful creatures!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

this is my absolute favorite non-profit! I volunteer here once a week and help with special events and it is such a beautiful thing to see all the rescued animals happy and taken care of. donations go right to the caring of the animals including food and shelter. I love ching!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve volunteered, donated, and sponsored animals at the Ching Farm Sanctuary for more than 10 years. Faith Ching runs the sanctuary and is an inspiring woman. The animals are rescued from all kinds of situations. Some were laboratory test animals, some came from neglectful or abusive homes, and a surprising amount were abandoned. Whether permanent or not, each and every animal on the farm is Faith’s baby. She knows the name, story, personality, and quirks of each and every one. She introduces them all as the "best boy/girl of the farm.”

In addition to animal rescue, education and adoption is another important task of the farm. Faith hates to part with any of the animals, but if she didn’t she wouldn’t have room to save more. The farm has very strict adoption criteria with adopters having to provide at least the amount of space and care the animals are already getting at Ching Farm – a high standard to meet. The staff makes site-visits to adopters’ homes to make sure they have the right environment for the animal. They also pay post-adoption visits to make sure the care is kept to an acceptable level.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ching Farm is an amazing place filled with love and dedication to the animals. Every time I visit, I leave with a full and happy heart. Every animal at Ching is loved and cared for with the utmost respect and compassion. This place is a true blessing to all its residents. Faith Ching is a magnetic and hard-working soul. She truly lives a self-less life in devotion to all the farm animals.

1 Mandy O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ching Farms is my home away from home. Its amazing what Faith does for all of her animals. They will never know another day of pain or suffering. They will live out their lives with love and compassion.