Annual Animal Blessing (Rain Date: June 19th)

From June 18, 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm


Join us for an afternoon walking on our beautiful property, visit with other animal lovers & their pets, & join in family activities followed by our traditional animal blessing and special Guest Speaker(s) Jennifer Ornelli & Brad Macdowall, Team Animal Rescue Inc.
Guest Speaker(s) Topic:   Team Animal Rescue Inc's mission is to see a happy & healthy future for every animal that has had a rough start.
There is no admission to attend this public event, however, donations are appreciated.
Guest Speaker(s) Information:

Jennifer Ornelli is the President of Team Animal Rescue Inc. Team Animal Rescue Inc is a Connecticut nonprofit 501(c)3 charity that specializes in rescuing dogs & cats with complicated medical and aggression cases. Jennifer’s life work has been to embrace the animals that are too often overlooked. Jennifer’s tenacity, her years of experience saving animals, and the relationships she has cultivated are embodied by Team Animal Rescue Inc’s private sanctuary, where animals that cannot be adopted live in the beautiful hills of Bethlehem, CT.

Brad Macdowall is a well-known activist from Hamden, Connecticut that has championed land conservation, energy & environmental policy, and preservation of wildlife & domesticated animals. Having served 2 terms on Hamden’s City Council, Brad continues to be an advocate for strict limits on the use of euthanasia and humane animal control facilities. Brad currently works under the leadership of Team Animal Rescue Inc to respond to emergency calls for various organizations throughout the eastern US, often to save large and aggressive dogs that would otherwise be euthanized.


1:00-2:00 Enjoy the beautiful property, visit with other animal lovers, view the special guest tables, see local farm animals including Alpaca's, and shop at our craft shop

2-2:30 Guest Speaker:  Jennifer Ornelli & Brad Macdowall, Team Animal Rescue Inc.

2:30-3:00 Blessing of the Animals

3-3:30 Closing and Dedication
 Some of Guests coming for the day:
-  Farm Jibe-IT
-  Redding Farm
-  Rising Starr Horse Rescue
-  Danbury Animal Welfare (DAWS)
-  Noreen Mola - Animal Portraits
-  Bettina Rossi, Animal Homeopath, Feline Consultant and Wildlife Rehabilitator 
-  Because 4 Paws (tbc)
-  DNKL Tibetan Crafts