Latest Rescues

December 2021

Gloria – see top of page.

October 2021

We found Frank, Storm and Guy (who is a girl) living as ducklings in horrible conditions with no water and crammed into a small enclosure with many other ducklings.

These three were so excited the first time they got to swim and spread their little wings.  Our heart breaks for the other little ones we could not save.

August 2021

Peggy has been with us since the 3rd of August.  We are in love with her because she is, quite literally; amazing, brave, gentle, affectionate, patient and adorable.

She was born on a feed lot to a mother destined for slaughter.  He start to life was hard; she lot her mum, broke her leg and more recently dislocated her right hip.  We do not know how either of these injuries happened as they occurred before we became aware of Peggy.  We are going to do all we can to give her the best life she can possibly have.


Missy came from the same property that Peggy used to live at.  Missy was rescued as a kid after being rejected by her mother.  The elderly couple who rescued her hand-raised and cared for her for as long as they could manage.

Missy then found herself at Peggy’s place where she quickly made the family fall in love with her.  Unfortunately, they didn’t have sturdy enough fencing to stop Missy from escaping to visit their flock of miniature goats with whom she would spend ages trying to play a bit too boisterously.  The family contacted us at Cranky’s FARM and we agreed to take her in.  Missy is a very friendly, affectionate goat who seems like like people even more than her new goat family.



June 2021

Sweet Pea arrived at Cranky’s when she was only just over a week old and weighed 1.5kgs.  She  had been advertised on Gum Tree as a “Hand Raised Future Spit Pig”, meaning a pig able to be hand raised and then slaughtered to roast on a spit.

Her mother, a pig used to breed meat pigs rejected her which was why she was being hand raised.  Thankfully, we saw the ad and, instead of ending up on someone’s plate Sweet Pea will now enjoy a long, happy, exploitation free life.


December 2020

Lopez was surrendered to us after living his life on the trots track and then being used to teach people to ride.

Lopez is 24 years old and requires a special “old man” diet due to his age and poor dental condition.


18 October 2020

We received a message that four goats were abandoned on a property and,  unfortunately, were making a nuisance of themselves according to the neighbours.  There were two adult, entire males a nanny and a kid.  They are all very shy of people.

We were able to pick the nanny and her 3-4 month old son up and bring them to Cranky’s.  The other two males we are still trying to organise a home or foster carer for.

Meet Coco (mum) and Pops (bub).

These two are very tiny and very scared of people.  They are currently in their own enclosure beside our resident goats where they can settle in and await the visit from the vet scheduled for Wednesday, 28/10/2020.  They will be vaccinated, wormed and little Pops will be castrated.  It will be a very stressful event for these two little angels (and us)!  We are giving them lost of yummy food and sitting in with them while they eat so they associate us with only good things.  We hope they will learn to trust us and quickly become part of the  Cranky family.















October 2020

This month saw us make the big move to Mount Mee and take in our first ever Cranky chickens; Chewy, Lizzy and Dora!  It didn’t take us long to fall in love with these three.  Chewy is a hen who has transitioned to a rooster and Dora and Lizzy were found hanging out on the very busy  South Pine Road!  Dora and Lizzy are best friends but they have quickly welcomed Chewy into their little flock.

















20 April 2020

We are so happy to announce that the following three sweethearts have been saved from the cattle sales and will be coming to live at Cranky’s FARM within the next two weeks:

Fiona – We are very excited to welcome Fiona as she is the biological sister of our beloved current resident, Bradley

Jimmy – Born at the same feed lot as Bruno and Stuart, we are so much looking forward to meeting and caring for Jimmy.

Justin – Justin was a last minute rescue, with his place at Cranky’s secured literally minutes before he was due to get on the truck!

10 April 2020

Sonny arrived at Cranky’s on Friday, 10 April 2020.

He is a 4 year old, de-sexed male pig.  Sonny was bred and sold as a miniature by a breeder on the Sunshine Coast.  Unfortunately, he hasn’t stayed as small as advertised and constantly escapes his enclosure putting both himself and some of his human family in danger.

We were asked to take Sonny or he faced being euthanised so we agreed.

Sonny, so far, seems to be loving his new home.  He has explored, played, wallowed and slept.  He met all the other Cranky residents on Saturday afternoon and did so with confidence and good manners.  He wasn’t scared of anyone, on the contrary, he seems to want to be friends with everyone!


3 April 2020

Obie and Nero, arrived safety at their new forever home, Head Over Hooves Farm Haven on Thursday, 2 April 2020.  These two dairy steers were rescued directly from a dairy at only days old and were cared for until they were around 14 months old.  Unfortunately, they could not stay where they were due to the ill health of their carer and faced being sent to slaughter.  Thankfully, they are now safe.


1 March 2020

Roger, the 2 year old Saddleback pig was successfully delivered to his new forever home on Sunday, 1 March 2020.

Roger went from living in a small enclosure with no grass or shelter to a large paddock type enclosure with grass everywhere, a house built just for him, toys, a sandpit and people who love him.


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