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Our Story

Mike Lanigan was a multigenerational farmer and cattle rancher who, in the summer of 2016, turned his life around. After spending lots of time with a calf who was just born, he realized how hypocritical it is for him to give so much love to these animals, only to slaughter them in the end. While he never liked doing it, he never thought that there may be a way out.

After much thought, he decided to take the chance and stop raising animals for slaughter.  Instead, he is now focusing on using his farm full of organic vegetables as a source of income, and showing people that it is possible for even a cattle rancher to fall in love with animals.

Farmhouse Garden Animal Home is now a place that fosters love and compassion for all animals. This little plot of land is a place for a community of animal lovers to come together and learn about how wonderful, sociable, gentle, and lovable farm animals can be. Enough to change anyone’s mind.

Our Mission


Our mission is to provide a safe home for the animals in our care, as well as to show others that farm animals deserve love and compassion. We have shown that anybody can turn their life around and become a hero for animals, and through this we hope to inspire people all over the world to view animals in a new light. Each of our animal residents is a unique individual, and it is through learning about, and interacting with these individuals, that we can teach others to love them as well.

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Photos by Katie Stoops Photography,

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