Make plans now to check out Spring Wagon Days at the Ranch and meet Twister, the thoroughbred horse, who has taken up painting.

Make plans now to check out Spring Wagon Days at the Ranch and meet Twister, the thoroughbred horse, who has taken up painting.

The rescue pigs are pristine, and the ducks are all in a row – everyone is ready to celebrate National Farm Animals Day at Longmeadow Ranch.

The Longmeadow Rescue Ranch team is dedicated to giving second chances to farm animals through rescue, rehabilitation and adoption. Longmeadow Ranch is a division of the Missouri Humane Society, a special place for farm animals. Spring Wagon Days is a prefect chance to load up the kids and take a trip to the farm. The farm’s mission is to not only provide a home and rehabilitation to farm animals but to teach others to treat farm animals with love and care.

You never know what type of farm animal will greet you upon arrival. The ranch has been home to all breeds of farm animals from horses to llamas, sheep, potbellied pigs, goats, ducks, chickens and more. Longmeadow Rescue Ranch invites farm animal lovers to visit for a fun-filled afternoon. Be prepared, a special group of residents available for sponsorship, the Barn Buddies, may be waiting. Pack the car and bring the gang.

Longmeadow Rescue Ranch Spring Wagon


Animal lovers looking for an afternoon of farm animal fun – or interested adopters who want to take the next step in welcoming a farm animal into their family – are invited to explore the 165-acre ranch during Longmeadow Rescue Ranch Spring Wagon Days. These events feature wagon ride tours where visitors can see firsthand the safe haven Longmeadow provides to abused and neglected farm animals. Pack a picnic lunch. 

When: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 28

Special Note: An extra special day to celebrate the 11th birthday of Twister, a thoroughbred mare. Twister survived a horrific overturned horse trailer accident in 2006 and has been at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch ever since. Recently, he’s become the ranch’s artist in residence. See Twister’s new painting skills in action, creating masterpieces by holding a paint brush in his mouth. When working, Twister even wears a beret. Check out his artwork on display during the event.

Additional Spring Wagon Days: 

Saturday, May 12 (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Saturday, June 9 (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)


Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, 480 Joseph Road, Union

Cost: Free

Farm animals are available for adoption. Additional adoption information, an up-to-date list of all farm animals available for adoption, and maps with directions to Longmeadow Rescue Ranch can be found online Rescue Ranch hosts Open House / Adoption Days every Friday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in meeting our adoptable animals or our Barn Buddies who are available for sponsorhip, please visit the ranch during one of these days or call 636-583-8759 to schedule a visit on another day.

Information provided by Longmeadow Ranch.