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

Jan
17
Wed
3:30 pm Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library
Jan 17 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Read to a Dog @ Sebastopol Regional Library | Sebastopol | California | United States
Join us every Wednesday (some exceptions for holidays) from 3:30–4:30pm at the Sebastopol Regional 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 by[...]
Jan
20
Sat
11:00 am Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library
Read to a Dog @ Central Santa Rosa Library
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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
Jan 20 @ 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[...]
2:00 pm Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Humane Society of Sonoma County Training Room
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Humane Society of Sonoma County Training Room
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Puppy Socialization (4-6 month old) @ Humane Society of Sonoma County Training Room | Santa Rosa | California | United States
Saturday’s (4-6 months old), 2:00-2:45pm  in Humane Society of Sonoma County 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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