Forget Me Not Farm

Youth Rehabilitation & Abuse Prevention

Forget Me Not Farm is helping to break the cycle of abuse by providing animal-assisted and horticultural therapy services for at-risk youth. At this haven for children, plants and animals, everyone learns and heals together.

Forget Me Not Farm Children’s Services was founded in 1992 by director Carol Rathmann, and established as a non-profit subsidiary of the Sonoma Humane Society in 2008. The Farm is sanctuary for a menagerie of animals who, at one time or another, suffered from neglect or abuse. The experiences at the Farm teach young people to treat other living beings with respect, a lesson that opens paths to healing and helps reduce the likelihood of a perpetual cycle of abuse.

Please visit our website where you can learn more and make a donation.

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Upcoming Events

Nov
23
Thu
all-day CLOSED TODAY!
CLOSED TODAY!
Nov 23 all-day
CLOSED TODAY!
Both our Santa Rosa and Healdsburg shelters will be closed to the public today, 11/23 for the Thanksgiving Holiday!
Nov
25
Sat
11:00 am Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library | Santa Rosa | California | United States
Join us every Saturday (some exceptions for holidays) from 11am–12pm at the Central Santa Rosa Library for our Read to a Dog Program! Settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied[...]
1:00 pm Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (8-16 week old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States
Every Saturday (8-16 weeks old), 1:00-1:45 pm in Sonoma Humane Society’s Training Room. Socializing your new pup is one of the most important things you can do. Taking them to dog parks is not a[...]
2:00 pm Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom
Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bunny Playground @ Sonoma Humane Society Classroom | Mexico
Meet adoptable house rabbits in our fun classroom every Saturday from 2-4 PM. All of the bunnies are friendly, spayed/neutered and litter-box trained. Talk with knowledgeable people about living with house rabbits. On the first and third[...]
Nov
26
Sun
12:00 pm Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room
Nov 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Sonoma Humane Society Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States
Every Sunday (4-6 months old), 12:00-12:45 pm in Sonoma Humane Society’s Training Room. Socializing your new pup is one of the most important things you can do. Taking them to dog parks is not a[...]

We started our program to teach at-risk children how to love animals – so they wouldn’t hurt them. Very quickly we discovered that our animals were helping the children too. For almost 20 years, we’ve been witnessing amazing transformations. Our farm provides a place for the children to experience and learn kindness, compassion, and empathy from a new source they can trust. It’s breaking the cycle of abuse. ~ Carol Rathmann

Breaking the Cycle

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