Meet Our Residents
We have 22 cow residents here at Big Island Farm Sanctuary. Eight of them are Holsteins who were rescued from the now closed Big Island Dairy, four came from neighboring beef ranches, one just walked on over from the neighbor's- who never took her back, and eight are babies born to our cows. All of our cows will live the rest of their lives grazing beautiful pastures with their friends and family, never having to worry about anything.
Mamma, Mia, Renee, Lucy, Texas, Piko, Teddy, Sparkle Wonder Cow, Miggy, Brown Cow, Dream, Betty, Boop, Anela, Titan, Juaquin, Emmit, Rooney, Regan, Russell, Huey, and "Emma".
19 pigs from "farmed' to "feral' to potbellied pigs call BIFS their forever home. Our four farmed pigs came all the way from the island of Oahu, after our friends at ALOHA ANIMAL SANCTUARY rescued them from a backyard farmer. Our five potbellied pigs came from rehoming situations, and the ten feral pigs (aka Polynesian pigs) came to us mostly as orphans. Today them spend their days basking in the sun, soaking in a mud wallow, and enjoying belly rubs from humans.
Lucky, Hannah, Anchi, Jess, Norman, Daisy, Dahlia, Lala, Koko, Lucy Liu, Piggy Smalls, Koa, Kolohe, Ginsburg, Happy, Handsome, Misu, Pua, and Brian.
Eight goats keep the entertainment coming here at BIFS. We like to look at them as the court jesters is never a dull moment when goats are around! Three of our goats are bottle babies rescued from farms, while two were brought to us by Animal Control after being found sick and skinny on the side of the road, and the other three came to us from people who, for various reasons, couldn't keep them anymore. The goats spend their days grazing on large pastures and begging for treats.
Mary Kate, Ashley, Theo, Andre, Billy B, Palani, Dice, and Gadget.
Five of our seven sheep were rescued from a terrible hoarding situation. One was pregnant at the time and gave birth to her baby once rescued. Our latest sheep rescue came to us after his mom was hit and killed by a car and he was left orphaned. While some of our sheep are still very shy of humans, a few of them love to be pet, especially when there's an animal cracker or two involved.
Debbie Hairy, Bella, George Bailey, Melanie, Magic, Roman, Sasha, Lambert
Five chickens called BIFS home- three roosters and three hens. Two were injured chicks, one was a former egg-laying hen, and three of them were found trapped in a cage on an abandoned property with no food or water. Today, they enjoy looking for bugs and knowing they'll never go hungry or thirsty again.
Bob, Buzz, Woody, Jessie, and Ashby
Our two turkeys came to us after we found them being advertised for sale on Craigslist as "Thanksgiving dinner." Now they roam free and will live their lives as our friends not food.
Sinatra came to us from the Humane Society after being found by Animal Control. He is currently the only rescued dog we have, as our focus ins more on farmed animals, not domestic.
Our three cats came to us as feral kittens, abandoned by their mothers. All three are great farm cats and the puurfect cuddlers.
Lilo, Stitch, Little