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

BOOK YOUR VISIT TO CRANKY'S FARM

You can now book a visit to  Cranky's FARM by hitting the Events tab at the top of the page or by clicking here.

Visits to Cranky's FARM are informal tours of the sanctuary, meeting all the residents and hearing their stories and go for two hours.

Visits are typically from 10am to midday or from 3pm to 5pm.  Visits in the afternoon are our favourite during summer because it is cooler and the residents are, usually, more relaxed.

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SURPRISE ARRIVALS!!!

RAYNE

Rayne was born late at night on the 11th of January 2021.  His mum Fiona only showed us she was expected the day before, much to our SURPRISE!  We did some quick calculations and realised she must have been just pregnant when she arrived at Cranky's in May 2020.  Little Rayne was born naturally, without any interference and will now get to spend the rest of his life with his mum, Uncle Bradley and the the rest of the Cranky family.

NICHOLLS AND SPRING

Nicholls was born at 4pm on Tuesday 24 November 2020 followed 4 hours later by his sister Spring.

Their mum Coco and brother Pops had recently been rescued after being abandoned on a property and scheduled to be shot.

Nicholls is a robust, healthy, cheeky and vivacious little man.

Unfortunately, Spring was born tiny, weak and underdeveloped and was quickly left to fend for herself by her mum.

We rushed her to the vet on the night she was born and are now taking care of her full time.  She is an amazing, brave, funny and mischevious little lady who is full of life.  We are determined to do whatever is necessary to give her a full, healthy, happy and long life.

Nicholls

Spring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch Spring's debut video here

 

NEVILLE

Upon arriving at Cranky's FARM on the 1st of August we noticed that Sarah was hanging back away from the herd.  After a brief investigation is was clear why, she had safely delivered a baby boy.

We have called him Neville after the wonderfully helpful family who own and run our local produce.

Neville and his mum are doing very well.

Sarah is a wonderful mum and her and Neville are beautifully bonded.

 

Neville has also become firm friends with Little J who he looks up to and follows like a big brother.

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JOIN THE CRANKY CLUB

If you've not already done so subscribe to the Cranky Club Newsletter using the subscription bar at the bottom of the page.

What you can expect in the newsletter:

  • The latest Cranky's FARM news
  • Details of upcoming Cranky's FARM events
  • Read about the featured Cranky's FARM resident in the Resident Spotlight section
  • Details of out latest fund raising campaign
  • Information about how you can further support Cranky's FARM

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Where to find a Cranky's FARM stall

Due to COVID-19 we will not be attending any public events until further notice!

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:

  • Brisbane Vegan Markets - West End - Cnr Boundary Rd and Russell St - 9am - 3pm on the 2nd Sunday of every month.

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LATEST RESCUES

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.

Coco

Pops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Chewy

Lizzy

Dora

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Roger – REHOMED

SEE OUR BLOG FOR MORE RESCUE STORIES

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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.

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

Rayne

My name is Rayne. I am a Bradford, which is a cross between a Hereford and a Brahman. The people at Cranky's FARM weren't expecting me, but I surprised them by arriving late at night on the 11th of January 2021. Apparently my mum, Fiona, was pregnant with me when...

Lopez

My name is Lopez.  I'm 24 years old and came to live at Cranky's FARM in December 2020. In my previous life I competed in trots racing.  I was then retired and,due to my lovely, docile nature, I was purchased and used to teach several young people how to ride....

Spring

My name is Spring (aka Spring-a-ling)! I was born at Cranky's FARM on 24 November 2020. Sadly, my mum Coco didn't really take to me and I was left to fend for myself. When I was born I was very tiny and underdeveloped.  I had very contracted tendons in my...

Nicholls

My name is Nicholls and I was born at Cranky's FARM on 24 November 2020. I will be living the rest of my  life here at Cranky's with my mum (Coco), big brother (Pops), little sister (Spring) and all the rest of the Cranky family. If you would like to...

Coco

My name is  Coco and I'm mum to Pops. 🙂 I was abandoned on a property and was threatened with being shot because I was annoying the neighbours. Thankfully, even though leaving my home was a bit scary, I am now safe at Cranky's FARM with my baby, Pops. We...

Pops

My name is Pops and I was born in June or July 2020. I lived on a property with my mum, my dad and my brother, apparently, we had been abandoned there. People said we were annoying, eating the fruit tress and digging in the grass.  They said if we...
Chloe and Push
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CRANKY'S FARM SHINANIGANS

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…

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…

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…

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.