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Many of us are familiar with the idea of therapy animals, particularly friendly dogs and cats who visit sick children or victims of abuse and neglect. However, dogs and cats are not the only domestic animals that can provide us humans with great comfort and happiness.

In fact, if only we’d allow them more of a chance, we’d see that farm animals can also bring joy into our lives.

Take for instance the group of “kindness crusaders” out of Edgar’s Mission farm animal sanctuary in Victoria, Australia, made up of Timmy the sheep, Miss Chief the goat, and little Ginger Chicken.

As part of an ongoing visitation program, where Edgar’s Mission rescue animals travel to nursing homes, this happy bunch recently visited the Dinella Aged Care Facility in Kilmore to offer up some extra TLC to residents.

Everyone was in good spirits when the two groups came together. Edgar’s Mission reports that “lively discussions” ensued among Dinella’s residents and all three animals received tons of love, petting, and treats.

As Edgar’s Mission writes in a blog post about the encounter, “There can be no doubt that the touch of an animal can melt the soul, clear the mind and make the world a kinder place for all.”

Check out some heartwarming photos from this lovely nursing home visit below!

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)

To view more photos from this visit, please check out Edgar’s Mission’s online blog. You can also keep up with the sanctuary on Facebook!

Lead image source: Edgar’s Mission



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86 comments on “Rescued Farm Animals Bring Joy to Nursing Home Residents (PHOTOS)”

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Muriel Servaege
4 Months Ago

Seeing all those old people smile makes my day! Rescued farm animals should be brought more often to nursing homes. The sheep and the goat also looked at the photographer, it seems they were really present!


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Justyna Bska
1 Years Ago

Great idea!


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Sandy Sueoka
1 Years Ago

what farm animal enjoys being transported in a truck? Sounds like the sanctuary is using these animals too


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Anuraga Abaddha
1 Years Ago


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Hedgerow Minx
1 Years Ago

I would love a joint project where sanctuaries for both these groups are on same lands and so it is natural for people to pop in and out for cuddles and to help as they are able. I agree more captivity and travel is not what it is all about. But more loving people and a I als enjoying each other is a great thing.


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Stela Maricic
1 Years Ago

Just looking at those pictures you can feel an amazing, beautiful Harmony between people and Animals ! ❤️


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Hamish Harrison
1 Years Ago

The best medicine !!


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Vickie Oddo Romanio
1 Years Ago

Love this Brooks Hall


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Marge Garris
1 Years Ago

Mr. Gorman does have a point.


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Nora Nathu
1 Years Ago

They may not be human but blood does run in these living beings. Every life should be respected on this earth and not be used as a meal.


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