Getting ready for winter

Living in Canada we get long, cold and often harsh snowy winters, and they seem to arrive overnight! One minute the animals are out grazing, and the next we’re clearing a path through the snow.

Hey…what’s straw?

If you’re confused about straw and hay, you’re not alone. A lot of people think they are the same thing…or at least interchangeable, but they’re not.

The Myth of the Mini Pig

The Myth of the Mini Pig Spoiler alert! They don’t exist. We’ve all seen them – cute, tiny little pigs that are advertised as mini pigs, or teacup pigs or any number of other adorable names that imply that they will be chihuahua-sized forever. Sadly, these do not exist. No, your eyes aren’t playing tricks […]

Welcoming New Residents

Welcoming New Residents Like every animal sanctuary everywhere, we wish we could rescue all the animals in need. Sadly, however, that is not reality. When it comes to deciding which animals come to live at Carroll’s Animal Sanctuary and Rescue, there are a lot of things to consider. Every day of every week of every […]

A Day in the Life of the Sanctuary

 Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have an animal sanctuary? A lot of people dream about one day starting one of their own but not a lot of people know what day-to-day life is like when you actually run a sanctuary and have lots of residents who depend on you for everything from […]

It’s Sheep Shearing Season

A little off the top, please! It’s time for our sheep to get a haircut! Shearing our sheep is not just about giving them a new “do” for the summer, it’s about keeping our sheep healthy, comfortable and happy. That nice heavy coat of wool that covers them from neck to hoof is great for […]

Who are you calling a bird brain?

We hope it’s us, because we know exactly how smart birds really are! Up until recently, most people, and particularly people who didn’t interact very much with birds, thought that they were not very smart and lacked even the most fundamental cognitive abilities. Increasing evidence through studies, however, has shown that birds are quite the […]