• Fundraiser for The New Barn

    Please join us Friday, July 22nd at Abracadabra located at 600 Main St in Willimantic for a fundraiser to benefit Tara Farm Rescue. We are raising money for a desperately needed new barn that will be built to help us rehabilitate and take in more rescue animals. The doors open and music starts at 530 PM, buffet dinner served at 7 and it is $12 for adults and $7 for kids under 12. Come join us for a night of live music, tons of raffles and fun for all, all for a great cause! We hope to see you there!

  • Our Annual Hunter Pace was held on Oct 25, 2015

    This was Our 7th Annual Hunter Pace. We want to start off by saying thank you to all the volunteers who helped out this morning for our annual hunter pace. The weather started out rainy, but cleared up enough for all to enjoy! We want to also thank ALL THE RIDERS who participated- you all help us out year after year after year. Your entry goes to feeding the rescues throughout the winter months. We thank you - because without you, we wouldn't put this on! This year was a beautiful 7.5 miles through the back woods of Babcock Hill Rd. We hope you all enjoyed it and we look forward to seeing you next year!

  • Months of Sept and Oct

    Make sure to come and visit us at Lyman Orchards and ride our ponies for the months of September and October.

  • "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
  • Stephen Grellet, 1773-1855

Tara Farm Rescue is a nonprofit animal sanctuary located at 670 Babcock Hill Road in Coventry, CT (Telephone 860-742-2215). We are funded by private donations and staffed by volunteer workers of all ages and from all walks of life. The Rescue was started in 1982 by BonnieJeanne Gorden who has dedicated her life to easing the suffering of animals. Originally started as a home for unwanted horses, Tara Farm Rescue has expanded and now unwanted, neglected and abused cows, pigs, rabbits, chickens, goats, dogs and cats are taken in, rehabilitated, and when possible, placed in adoptive homes. When new animals arrive at Tara Farm, they almost always need veterinary services and this can be costly. The lengthy rehabilitation process and maintenance of at least 140 animals at any given time that are under BonnieJeanne's care require a constant cash expenditure. We at Tara Farm Rescue vow to do everything in our power (including engaging the help of highly-trained professionals) to ensure that our animals receive the best care possible.