Seven is a rescued cow at Merciful Maiden Critter Haven. She is young here in this picture. She has really grown also. Seven is extremely friendly, loving to lick your face if she can. She comes when her name is called, and her moo is quite melodious. Her best friends are the llamas and the [...]
Merciful Maiden Critter Haven
Merciful Maiden Critter Haven is a haven for many types of birds and animals and is located in the Klamath Falls, Oregon area. Merciful Maiden Critter Haven tries to rescue as many animals as possible from slaughter, canned hunts, abuse and neglect. For example, in 2007 we rescued 14 llamas from certain death. The llamas were being sold at auction and were going to be bought by a man to be used for a llama shoot. Fortunately, Merciful Maiden Critter Haven was able to buy the llamas and bring them to the Haven. More have since been rescued and there are now a total of 37 llamas living at the Haven.
Every day there are calls to help goats, kids, sheep, lambs, birds, llamas, dogs, cats, rabbits, and donkeys. If you are able to assist by making a donation towards the care of the animals at the Haven, please do so. 100% of all donations are used to feed and care for the animals. To learn more, click the menu items, above and right, and follow our blog, below.
Gertrude has really grown!!! She is now about 900 to 1000 pounds. Her favorite treat is vegetables and she loves to play in the water to have a mud bath. As you can see from the picture, her favorite pastime is getting her beauty rest. Merciful Maiden Critter Haven is eternally grateful to Carol L. [...]
Here’s Cole , the Nubian goat, and Robespierre, the rooster. The owners of Cole did not want to sell him at auction for slaughter, and since they had heard that the Merciful Maiden Critter Haven helped friendly goats, they called. Cole is quite a friendly character, and Robespierre, the rescued pet rooster agrees. He habitually [...]
Gertrude has quite a an incredible story! Merciful Maider Critter Haven was called out on an emergency. A vehicle towing a very rickety home-made trailor flipped over on a busy two-lane highway throwing the pig 200 feet across the pavement and jamming the trailor into the back window of the small SUV. The Merciful Maiden [...]
Welcome Keesha Dawn! Born January 28th, 2011, to Augusta Dawn in a snowstorm no less. It was touch and go for awhile as Keesha was very very small, but mom and babe are doing well now. They will stay together at Merciful Maiden Critter Haven. For more cute pictures of her, please go to the [...]
Llama shearing time is here. Every spring all of the llamas are sheared, given vaccines,and hoof-trimmed. Given their origins, llamas tolerate the cold (to a limit, of course), but they cannot tolerate the heat well. Furthermore, llamas are very stoic animals in that they do not express pain or discomfort obviously to you. So, [...]
Big Shy Jack was given to Merciful Maiden Critter Haven. He had been purchased by his owner to be an “ornamental” donkey; that is, the owner wanted “something to look at” outside his kitchen window. When the novelty had worn off and he was tired of feeding the donkey, Big Jack needed to go. He [...]
After years of birthing offspring for slaughter, Bertha’s time had come. Trembling in fear, limping badly, and filthy, Merciful Maiden Critter Haven intervened and brought Bertha to her new home and Merciful Maiden Critter Haven. The vet indicated that her leg was permanently damaged, but that she was not in pain. Now, Bertha is a [...]
At this time of year, Merciful Maiden Critter Haven gets many calls to help motherless baby goats and lambs. They must be bottle-fed on a regular schedule. In Ollie’s case, his mother died en route to slaughter. Ollie and his baba ( bottle) are such a joy!
Llama mothers carry their crias for 12 months and generally only have one cria. They are very private during the birthing, but it is a very big social event for the llama group! The other llamas will come over to meet the new member to their group and will help the mother protect the cria [...]