• Forever Safe Farm becomes the recipient of the prestigious
    2012 "Lou Holtz Award" ...
    It was a great honor to be nominated, then chosen as a winner of the Lou Holtz Award in August of 2012. Read more about it here and here ...
  • We have exotic animals you can visit, touch, and learn more about in person ... There are also parrots, wallabies, raccoons, llamas, alpacas, and various other animal types on the farm to learn from and give attention to more...
  • Take the whole family out for a day of sun and fun with our interactive farm tour ... Perfect for all age groups, this interactive tour lets the kids get up close and personal with everything from Elk, to Deer, to Llamas! more...
  • The Forever Safe Farm is located at 3155 McCracken Rd, Salem, OH. 44460

Mongo's Rescue - A Livestock Auction Gone Wrong

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Mongo Recovering After RescueMongo came to us by word of mouth of a camel left on a livestock trailer for 9 days in the sweltering Georgia heat. No food. No water. Just a lonely, scared and scarred creature waiting for a break from humans and inhumanity. We were informed of him by some people in Arkansas that had helped us save the two coatimundi.

 

Karrin immediately got on the phone and contacted the so called owner of this camel. She told him we were aware of the circumstances and it was in his and the camels best interest to send him to our farm. He told us that the camel was a rare Bactrian ( 2 hump ) and he wanted $15,000 for him. She informed him of the laws against such animal cruelty and we would be willing to pay for transportation to our farm only. She told him it did not matter how many humps he has, if it starves to death it was worth nothing to him but possibly some jail time ...

 

Mongo Gets a Healing Kiss From KarrinWe gave him 24 hours to have it at our farm. Fortunately for Mongo he decided to do the right thing and we paid the transport costs and he arrived the following day. He came off the trailer spitting mad. No love for humans here and who could blame him. He was full of parasites and very hungry.

 

He had the most sad cry that went on 24 hours per day for a week. He actually did not look as bad as we thought he would but his humps were starting to fall and his hatred for humans was definitely going to be a challenge. Within a few weeks we had a few kicks, plenty of spits and several close calls with Mongo's anger management.

 

Mongo Recovered and Healthy 2 yrs After RescueWithin a few months, we had hours of hugs, camel kisses, and he even let us on his back! This guy is incredible!. He now rules the pasture and the always-open stall that he shares with 4 other camels. He weighs around 2300 pounds! He is definitely the alpha male but never abuses his status. He is extremely kind to his stall-mates and sees over them with a watchful eye.

 

When playtime gets a little rough, he steps in and splits up the event , usually without even a sound. He loves apples, pears, and his normal diet of processed llama pellets and orchard grass with some alfalfa. He also has free choice of mixing salt and mineral blocks. We also supplement with an e-blend powder loaded with selenium since this mineral is very important to camelids. Mongo LOVES visitors and attention, so don't hesitate to see him if you would like.

Karrin Campf

President and Sanctuary Director


Karrin's love of animals blossomed at an early age bringing any animal home that she could sneak past her parent's watchful eyes. Cats, kittens, bunnies...lead to dogs and now camels and elk. It was her good luck when she met Rob who had an equal passion for all animals, especially the "underdogs". The two of them have proudly stood side by side for a quarter of a century...dedicated to the animals that mean so much.

Together they have adopted three children from other parts of the world and have enjoyed teaching their children about animals and educating them about their proper care.

Website: www.foreversafefarm.org
  • FSF Documentation

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    Forever Safe Farm Animal Education Center, Inc. becomes a 501(c)(3) Certified <em>Not-for-Profit</em> organization 16 November, 2010

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