Cranky's Farm Animal Rescue Mission Ltd

Welcome to Cranky's FARM!

Cranky's FARM is a registered charity dedicated to caring for unwanted, neglected or abused farm animals. Cranky's FARM has been operating since 2010 and we need your help to continue our work and to grow. Cranky's FARM is open to the public so please come and visit the animals you help to support.
If you would like to sponsor one of the Cranky's FARM residents please visit the animals page, read the animal's bio and then click the "Sponsor Me" button. Sponsorship is the best way to help us continue to rescue and care for animals.

LATEST NEWS

Cranky's FARM's first ever fund raising calendar on sale now

We have purchased a limited stock of our first ever fund raising calendar which can be found at The Green Edge, Windsor or online at the link below.  All profits from the sale of the calendar go directly to animal care and rescue costs.

2019 Fund Raising Calendar

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LATEST RESCUES

29 September 2018 - Fifteen

Fifteen arrived on Saturday.  He was an absolute gentleman; patient and respectful.  He spent the night in our holding pen and was let out to mingle the next day.  He politely greeted every one of his new family and was accepted with very little fuss.  Fifteen is a Droughtmaster steer who weights in excess of a tonne, yet he is one of our most gentle residents.

13 September 2018 - Bruno, Brad and Stuart

Bruno and Stuart are two eleven month old Angus x Hereford steers who were, along with Brad the Bradford steer, destined to be sold, slaughtered and stored.  Thanks to the commitment of the community to help us care for these three gorgeous boys they will be arriving to start their new lives on Saturday, 13 September.  We cannot wait to meet and fall in love with them.  **UPDATE** Bradley, Bruno and Stuart arrived safely on Saturday, 20 October 2018 and are currently settling in with their new family.  All three are very sweet and gentle.  Not having lived on properties with trees and rocks they are enjoying exploring their new home.

14 September 2018 - Millie, Mac, Nelly and Annie

Millie, Mac, Nelly and Annie are four goats who are in need of a forever home.  They are due to arrive at Cranky's on Sunday, 14 September 2018, however, we are yet to secure sponsorship for their monthly feeding costs.  It is only with community support that we are able to commit to further rescues as to rescue more animals without being able to guarantee their future care would put them and our current residents in danger.  If you are able to commit to a monthly donation of even just $5 to help cover the costs of feeding either Millie, Mac, Nelly or Annie please click on the "Sponsor Me" button at the bottom of their individual page/s.  **UPDATE** Nelly, Annie, Millie and Mac arrived safely on Saturday, 20 October 2018.  They are all adorable, very affectionate and happy.  Not having lived on a property with many trees or boulders they seem to be having lots of fun acting like goats up on the rocks.

 

10 November 2018 - Carl, Murray and Norman

Carl, Norman and Murray are three 1 year old dairy steers.  Deemed waste products of the dairy industry they were taken from their mothers at only days old and trucked to the cattle sales.  They were purchased by people wanting to protect them and have been cared for since.  Unfortunately, circumstances have changed and they require a new home.  We are still seeking sponsors to help with the ongoing feeding costs of Carl, Norman and Murray.  If you can spare even $1.25 a week ($5 monthly donations) and would like to sponsor one of these gorgeous boys please click on one of the links below and then the "Sponsor Me" button at the bottom of their page.

Murray

Carl

Norman

TBA - Gaby

Gaby is a miniature Hereford who was formerly used for breeding.  She is currently seeking a new home as she is too old to produce high quality calves any more.  We are negotiating for her surrender to sanctuary.

TBA - Bambi, Bobby and Thelma

Thelma is an 8 year old ex-dairy cow who couldn't keep up with the required amount of milk production.  Bambi and Bobby are two four year old dairy steers.  All three were rescued from the dairy industry and have been loved and cared for.  Unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances these three are seeking a new home.

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Cranky's hits the local news!

We were very happy to feature in this week's edition of the Stanthorpe Border Post in a positive story about our sanctuary and how we hope to be able to help animals in need during this difficult drought season.

https://www.stanthorpeborderpost.com.au/news/the-charity-helping-keep-animals-alive-in-tough-ti/3523522/

Story also featured in the Warwick Daily News!

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You can now sponsor your very own Cranky's FARM resident!

Sponsoring an animal is the very best way you can help support our sanctuary.

Regular monthly donations help us to budget for present and future events.

Knowing how much we have coming in each month gives us the confidence to be able to save more lives.

One off donations are great but sponsorship is totally awesome!

Thanks to our amazing supporters all the residents at Cranky's have at least one sponsor.

If you can spare even $5.00 a month please consider sponsoring a Cranky's FARM resident.

As well as being great for the animals sponsorship also has some added bonuses for the sponsors.

When you sponsor a Cranky's FARM resident you will receive:

  • A sponsorship certificate;
  • Exclusive access to photos of your sponsored animal that only other sponsors get to see;
  • Our heart-felt appreciation; and
  • Free access to visit your sponsored animal at Cranky's FARM

Sponsors who are able to give $50.00 or more per month also receive:

  • A unique canvas of their sponsored animal;
  • A secret Christmas present from the sponsored animal; and
  • Two free overnight stays per year at Cranky's FARM in our cabin style accommodation

If you would like to sponsor a Cranky's FARM resident just go to the animals page, click on the animal you want to sponsor and then click on the "Sponsor Me" button at the bottom of their bio.

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Where to find a Cranky's FARM stall

If you are interested in finding out more about Cranky's FARM, making a donation in person, purchasing some of our unique merchandise or just want to meet some Cranky's FARM team members you can find us at the following awesome upcoming vegan events:

  • The Brisbane Vegan Markets (BVMs) - The BVMs are held the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month on the corner of Boundary Rd and Russell St, West End.  These markets are a great place to meet fellow vegans and support vegan traders, producers and charities.  Check out the BVMs Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/brisbaneveganmarkets
  • High Vibe Vegan Markets - The first HVVM will be held on 10 November at The Sandgate Scout Hall, 134 Brighton Road, Sandgate.  These markets are guaranteed to be packed with vegan food, products, music, workshops and guest speakers.  For more information check out the Facebook event @ http://www.facebook.com/events/471880496609757/
  • Animal Rights Unity March - We are very proud to be co-hosting this year's Animal Right Unity March with the amazing animal advocacy group Coast to Coast Animal Friends. The march will take place on 11 November with the rally point being Queens Gardens, 70 Hay Street, Brisbane.  The event goes from 10:30am to 3pm and will include inspiring guest speakers, stalls and delicious vegan food. Check out the Facebook event @ https://www.facebook.com/events/198708197404655/

MEET CRANKY

Cranky
"He would change our lives forever"

Cranky arrived at our property with two other dairy steers in February 2010. They had spent the first three months of their lives as part of a mobile petting zoo. Unfortunately, what people don’t realise, just like we didn’t, the lives of the cute baby animals they pat and cuddle at petting zoos are typically short lived.

THE RESIDENTS

Carl

My name is Carl. I am a twelve month old dairy steer.  At only a few days old I found myself at the cattle sales.  I was bought along with my two friends, Norman and Murray, by some people who seemed nice. I was scared and lonely to start with...

Norman

My name is Norman. I am a twelve month old dairy steer.  At only a few days old I found myself at the cattle sales.  I was bought along with my two friends, Murray and Carl, by some people who seemed nice. I was scared and lonely to start with...

Murray

My name is Murray. I am a twelve month old dairy steer.  At only a few days old I found myself at the cattle sales.  I was bought along with my two friends, Norman and Carl, by some people who seemed nice. I was scared and lonely to start with...

Nelly

My name is Nelly. I have spent my life living with a nice lady who has cared for me, my daughter Annie and our two friends; Millie and Mac. Unfortunately, we can no longer stay with the lady because she cannot cope with us anymore. Cranky's FARM has said they...

Millie

My name is Millie. I have spent my life living with a nice lady who has cared for me and my three friends; Mac, Nelly and her daughter Annie. Unfortunately, we can no longer stay with the lady because she cannot cope with us anymore. Cranky's FARM has said they...

Mac

My name is Mac. I have spent my life living with a nice lady who has cared for me and my three friends; Millie, Nelly and her daughter Annie. Unfortunately, we can no longer stay with the lady because she cannot cope with us anymore. Cranky's FARM has said they...
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CRANKY'S FARM SHINANIGANS

Watch Fifteen’s Arrival at Cranky’s

Watch Fifteen’s first moments at his new home. He was amazingly respectful and gentle upon arrival and everyone was happy and excited to meet him. After spending the night in the holding pen he was very anxious to get out and meet everyone up close and personal.

David just wants to sleep

David just wants to sleep

David is fast becoming a celebrity sleeper. We have never known a goat to love a good nap as much as our tiny Dave. Within only minutes of his butt hitting the ground his beautiful blue eyes are closing and he’s sound asleep.

Update on Arlo

Arlo arrived at Cranky’s FARM early on Saturday, 23 July to a lot of curious looks and much bellowing. He spent 24 hours in the small enclosure, usually reserved just for the goats, where he could get to know his fellow Cranky’s resident through the safety of a fence.  The fence weathered the brunt of…

JACK AND HANNAH LOVE A GOOD ROLL

JACK AND HANNAH LOVE A GOOD ROLL

Jack and Hannah came to live at Cranky’s more than 5 years ago. They are father and daughter and are inseparable. Aside from food and chasing each other around their favourite thing to do is roll in their sand circles.  Often their rolling is almost like a choreographed dance.    

Arlo Arrives at Cranky’s

Arlo Arrives at Cranky’s

On 24 June 2018 little Arlo the 14 month old Jersey steer arrived at Cranky’s. He thew himself off the truck and immediately made his presence known amongst the other Cranky’s residents.

Monty Arrives At Cranky’s

Monty Arrives At Cranky’s

Monty arrived at Cranky’s FARM on Saturday, 9 June 2018.  It was an exciting day for everyone. Monty took an immediate liking to the goats and went straight to sharing a meal with them. He looked a little intimated when he met Pushy and Bubba and Hannah decided it was great fun to chase him…

Help Us Save Monty

Help Us Save Monty

Update on Monty Thanks to the generosity of compassionate people Monty has been saved! He has had his veterinary procedure and will arrive at Cranky’s on Saturday, 2 June to start his new life with his new family. We cannot wait to welcome him.   Monty is a 15 month old Angus bull.  He is…

Cranky’s FARM is officially an Australian registered charity!

This month (January 2018) we officially obtained Australian charity status.  This means a lot to us because it will give us the ability to raise the funds we need to grow Cranky’s FARM into an organisation capable of saving many more lives.  We have 100 acres and only 20 current residents so we have the…

Cheeky Jack and the Paper Hat

Cheeky Jack and the Paper Hat

Visits to Cranky’s FARM are never dull and this weekend Jack entertained us in his usual cheeky style by showing Brett’s paper hat exactly who is boss. Jack is a donkey with lots of personality.  He can be super affectionate, cantankerous, mischievous and angelic but no matter what, he is always hilarious. FYI:  The paper…

Push Loves a Scratch

Cows love a good scratch on the inner thigh, nothing weird of course, but, just like dogs, they’ll lift a leg so you can get right on in there. 💚

PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM

We at Cranky's FARM want to help more animals. We can only do that with your support. 100% of all donations go towards the rescue and care of the animals at Cranky's FARM. Cranky's FARM is open to the public by appointment, please contact us if you wish to visit.