While only a few days old, a little ball of yellow-feathered fluff was found wandering along Lombard Street in Philadelphia. He was transported to the nearby Morris Animal Refuge. After agreeing to offer him permanent sanctuary, Lombard, as he was later named, was transported to Chenoa Manor. Lombard spent the first few weeks of his life shadowing a group of teens that were involved in a Chenoa Manor workshop for 6 weeks. Since then he has developed into Chenoa Manor’s cock of the walk, and rightfully so.
Rejected from a goat dairy farm in Pennsylvania at a young age when he developed pneumonia, Chiron came to the manor and was bottle-fed. His constant exposure to people led to this Nubian goat preferring human companionship to that of other caprices. Very affectionate and outgoing with everyone he meets, Chiron has become a bit of a mascot here at Chenoa. On any given day, Chiron can be found lying in the sun, chewing his cud, escorting human visitors, & sometimes enjoying a ride in a car.
When she finished her life on the racetrack, Cat, a thoroughbred, found herself in a research facility testing pharmaceuticals. When her life as a research horse ended, Cat retired to Chenoa Manor, learning to integrate into the resident horse herd and to a new natural life with plenty of room to run free.
Gladys arrived to the Manor after Hurricane Katrina washed her far from home. Belly rubs, back scratching, fresh produce, & rooting around fresh earth are a few of her favorite things. This sweet girl loves affection and has even been known to indulge in a few spa treatments such as grooming and massage.
Though normally native to South America, Amelia, a green-winged macaw, calls Chenoa Manor her home. Amelia came to the manor after her previous human caretakers were diagnosed with terminal illnesses. Amelia, as with all the parrot members of the manor, lives in a cage free environment….enabling her to engage in natural behaviors such as foraging for her food. Amelia is fond of most fruits, but especially enjoys berries, walnuts in the shell, and chickpeas.
Kasper is one of Chenoa Manor’s geriatric residents enjoying his golden years meandering about the pastures. Originally destined for a short life as a veal calf, Kasper was fortunate to escape that path years ago. He grew to adulthood at a New York sanctuary that eventually had to re-home him after they faced financial struggles. Kasper made his way to Chenoa Manor with two of his former cow companions, Melchior & Balthasar, and arrived several years ago on a Christmas Eve. Both Melchior & Balthasar have since passed on, but Kasper is going strong enjoying the companionship of his much younger friend, Jamar.