Rainbow Bridge Memorial
This page is dedicated to those souls who have left us and crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France
Burleigh Manor’s Rainbow Bridge Memorial program offers a unique way to honor and memorialize our animal friends
— either your personal companions or your adopted farm animals at Burleigh Manor.
A memorial donation is a meaningful tribute to our animal friends and family that will help support the rescue
and care of thousands of many more animals at Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary.
A gift memorial donation can offer support to a friend or family member who has lost a beloved animal friend;
gift recipients will receive a letter of sympathy and memorial card noting the generous gift giver.
Sandy was a Golden Australorp hen who was loved by all; hens and people alike. She was super sweet, docile and friendly. She definitely had her own style in how she got around. Instead of running, Sandy would hop like a rabbit when the cracked corn and cheerios came out. Her chicken friends and her Goose friend, Greta, really miss her.
Barry was a very social, yet relaxed turkey. He looked identical to his buddy Robin accept that he weighted a lot more. Barry liked to eat a lot! Barry and Marisa were factory-farmed birds that were rescued and brought to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY. From there we were able to make a special place for all three of them here at Burleigh Manor. Their presence has been a constant joy for all.
Miracle was a wild turkey who arrived at Burleigh Manor in July of 2018 at just 7 weeks old. He was found lying on the ground at a local park with head trauma, a blind left eye and was unable to walk. Fortunately for him, he fell into the hands of a veterinary technician who cared for and rehabilitated him. Once he grew big enough, he was brought to Burleigh Manor to integrate with other turkeys and chickens.
Jack was surrendered to Burleigh Manor by his owner after sustaining an unfortunate, life-changing medical injury. For 9 years, Jack lived on his previous owner’s farm with his best friend, Doogie. Doogie is a good-natured, retired Thoroughbred racehorse who is gentle enough to have a miniature donkey for a companion. Typical of his breed, Jack was very affectionate and loved human attention. He nudged you when you walk by and by braying (or calling out).
Robin was a factory-farmed bird that was rescued from slaughter and brought toFarm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY. From there we were able to make a special place for him here at Burleigh Manor. His presence has been a constant joy for all. Turkeys like Robin are some of the most social and interactive creatures you will ever meet. Robin looked identical to his buddy Barry except he weighted less. He had beautiful white plumage as well as a beard and a snood like other male turkeys.
She came to us with a racehorse, Doogie and a donkey, Jake. The 2nd week at BMASER, she went into heart failure and nearly died. She was weak for many months and became an indoor kitty. She enjoyed the warmth and coziness of the house and until she passed, she enjoyed weekly outdoor visits to see Doogie and Jack.
Along with Vogue, our darling Appalousa pony, Pagan, was also the first (or second) animal we took into the sanctuary. And while fully blind, we miss his spirit and his will to live despite the challenges age and blindness bestowed upon him. He is reconnected with Vogue now somewhere over the rainbow bridge.
Tiny was a young Black Copper Maran hen who had assumed the alpha position in the flock. She came to us with our roo, Arizona, by way of neighbors who couldn’t keep them due to zoning laws. While the leader of the hens, Tiny was quite friendly and enjoyed being around people. She loved to follow us around, especially when we had her favorite snack, dried meal worms, in hand. She really liked the outdoors and was always first to leave the coop every morning. We miss Tiny every day on the Farm, but we know she is happy and enjoying life over the rainbow Bridge.
Marisa – Marisa was affectionately known as our “lap” Turkey. She was a factory-farmed bird that was rescued and brought to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY. From there we were able to make a special place for her and the boys, Barry and Robin, here at Burleigh Manor. She was a very social turkey and loved to interact with people. She also loved to be with her best friend, Greta the Goose, even if it required getting into Greta’s swimming pool on warm days. Our loves were deeply touched by Marisa and she will live in our hearts forever.
Apple Jack was a 20-year old Quarter Horse pony that was rescued from the New Holland ‘kill pen’ along with her companion pony, Butterfinger. She was also clearly lame with severe arthritis accompanied by some deformity, but able to amble around the field okay. We began her on a joint supplement which she used to take daily to ease her pain. Despite her discomfort, Apple Jack had a very sweet disposition and really enjoyed human attention.
Doogie was surrendered to Burleigh Manor by his owner after sustaining an unfortunate, life-changing, medical injury. His owner had rescued Doogie right off the track when his racing days came to an end. Too much racing, too early, left Doogie with arthritis so severe that he could not be ridden. Doogie was especially gentle for a Thoroughbred and simply preferred being around companion animals rather than hanging out with the horses. Doogie was especially fond of mud, and lots of it! As soon as we brushed him or wash him, within five minutes he was out in the field rolling. He had a very large appetite and really appreciated treats, like apples and carrots.
Muffin was the sweetest rooster in the world! He was born and raised at Burleigh Manor. He was part Colombian Wyandotte and part Black Copper Maran. Muffin was very protective of his hens and guinea hens. During the day he kept a watchful eye over them and each night he made sure all of his girls got shuttled into the safety of the coop. He is also was a gentleman and always waited until after his girls have eaten to partake in his breakfast and dinner.
Born on Valentine’s Day at an historical homestead, Wilbur arrived at Burleigh Manor in 2013 along with his sister, Chloe. Wibur was the only one of seven piglets that was born without wattles dangling down from each side of their necks. Wilbur was a sweetheart and enjoyed snuggling next to his sister. He also enjoyed being around people and receiving belly rubs.
Mister was born in February 2013 at Blue Ridge Dairy Goats farm in Keedysville, MD. As a young goat, he served as an Eco-Goat clearing unwanted weeds from grasslands and neighborhood backyards. All was fine with his weed-clearing duties except that Mister often went ‘missing’ from the herd. In 2015, Mister was relieved of his Eco-Goat duties and came to live at Burleigh Manor. He made a great addition to the Burleigh Manor goat herd. He loved to be around people probably because he previously was a regular visitor to farm camps and neighborhood holiday parties.
Our Siberian Husky, Bruno, otherwise known as Handsome, was a familiar face at the farm. We originally got him from the Delaware Valley Siberian Husky rescue in 2009. Bruno had a seizure disorder and took medication daily. His meds probably helped foster his laid back style which made him the perfect mother figure to nurture our farm animals. Bruno served as ‘Mommy’ to both Mabel the pig and Honey the lamb. We miss him everyday greatly!