Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary

Registered Name: Constance Creek Wildlife Refuge

Business Number: 868244476RR0001

Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary is a charitable organization founded in Kingston, Ontario by Carla and Harold Moore.

Providing safety and sanctuary to abused, neglected and abandoned farm animals, educating youth and bringing our community together are the hallmarks of our mission.

Through the animal residents we endeavour to build community partnerships offering a safe and inclusive environment to school and community groups, children with special needs, disadvantaged children as well as to military veterans. We continue to identify needs within our communities and strive to effectively meet those needs through innovation and collaboration in our programs.

Our programs in Kingston and area include:

​Education – Education is a pillar of Happy Tails and there is a huge community demand for it.  We have been visited by several primary classes from the Limestone District School Board, the Kingston Waldorf Mulberry School, and the YMCA of Kingston. We’ve been invited into both primary and secondary classrooms and have visited our local high schools. Children learn about animal care, habitats, the environment and safety around animals. They learn the importance of respecting and caring for animals, fostering compassion and empathy for the animals and each other. 

Community – Open to the community from May to October we have had thousands of visitors. Through summer camps, daily tours, wellness events, PA day programs, school trips, yoga, volunteer opportunities and our annual pancake breakfast we have been able to share our message of compassion.

Canadian Forces: We are very proud of our partnership with the Canadian Forces through their Rehabilitation, Reintegration, Recovery Program. Through this program we offer Military persons with PTSD and other disabilities the opportunity to work hands on with animals to facilitate their healing. Helping our veterans heal through healing animals is one of the most worth while services we provide.

Our sanctuary and education centre is unique to the area and we strive to build our programs in order to even better service our community.

What People Are Saying

"Visiting my daughter from England I had the wonderful experience of visiting. The children who were there on the roots and shoots camp were having a fantastic time. The animals are having an amazing life ...and the children are learning how to treat them with respect and love."

— Finan

"After two weeks of your summer camp my son refuses to eat meat! At first I was alarmed but once he explained to me why we not only supported him, but joined him! "

— Summer Camp Parent

"“Thank you for the opportunity for the children to learn about all of the animals and the responsibility we need to have towards their care and well being.”"

— Summer Camp parent

"At compassion camp the children learned about the animals and their care they now educate others with the knowledge they gained and their enthusiasm for the subject."

— Summer Camp parent

"I have not been YET lol but looking at the faces of the children says everything you need to know. The little and not so little animals that call your farm home are so happy to be given a new lease on life and that in turn teaches children that all creatures deserve to be loved. "

— Online comment

"Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary has changed my outlook. The farm is run by two of the most compassionate people I have ever met. "

— Military Veteran

"At compassion camp the children learned about the animals and their care they now educate others with the knowledge they gained and their enthusiasm for the subject."

— Summer Camp parent

"Working at this farm has been a lot of hard work but it also has taught me a lot of patience. I am excited to see what the future holds for Happy Tails as it develops into a community for people who love to be around nature, animals and a peaceful environment”."

— Military Veteran

"Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary has changed my outlook. The farm is run by two of the most compassionate people I have ever met. "

— Military Veteran

"Working at this farm has been a lot of hard work but it also has taught me a lot of patience. I am excited to see what the future holds for Happy Tails as it develops into a community for people who love to be around nature, animals and a peaceful environment”."

— Military Veteran

"Working at this farm has been a lot of hard work but it also has taught me a lot of patience. I am excited to see what the future holds for Happy Tails as it develops into a community for people who love to be around nature, animals and a peaceful environment”."

— Military Veteran

"We visited Happy Tails and it was a very magical day for the staff, children and parents alike.The children were engaged from beginning to end of our tour. Being at the sanctuary surrounded by nature and all of the amazing animals fostered empathy & compassion for all animals big and small."

— Harrowsmith Public School

"My daughter just finished her first week of compassion camp. She absolutely LOVED IT! The kids were all made to feel like they belonged right away, and they learned so much! An amazing place! " "

— Summer Camp parent

"What they give me is the freedom from my thoughts, they allow me to talk about the demons I struggle with every day without judgment; they calm my anxiety; they make me look forward to the next time I am with them. "

— S. Ferrari

"What they give me is the freedom from my thoughts, they allow me to talk about the demons I struggle with every day without judgment; they calm my anxiety; they make me look forward to the next time I am with them. "

— S. Ferrari

"The farm is an extremely peaceful, quiet and calm place for anybody that likes animals and nature. Carla was extremely understanding and cooperative with my mental illness and my time at the farm. "

— J.B., Military Veteran

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