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All Animals Are Accounted for and a Veterinarian Performs Wellness Check at Abama’s Farm
photo courtesy of Abma’s farm
the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Wyckoff NJ,The Barnyard was closed on Monday for our veterinarian to perform a full health and wellness assessment of our animals to ensure their safety. All animals are accounted for.The Wyckoff Police Department has full control of this open investigation. Any information or questions can be sent to the Wyckoff Police Department. We do not have any further updates. We wish to move forward and get past this situation as quickly as possible.We are not accepting donations at this time.
To update, our farm was broken into Sunday night around 10pm. Trespassers broke into our Barnyard Petting Zoo and disturbed our animals. They opened gates and rode our miniature donkeys, who should not be supporting that much weight. One person took a snapchat of another person riding our mini donkey and applied the Abma’s Farm geofilter.
After a concerned party alerted us to the snapchat, we caught two other trespassers trying to steal- when we called the police, the two fled the scene.
First and foremost, Abma’s is a working farm, and four families (and four generations) live here. This is a home. Second, from a human safety standpoint, breaking in to animal pens with no animal training is dangerous. Animals can kick, rear up, and trample you. In the dark, anything can happen. Third, the safety of the animals has been compromised and that IS. NOT. OKAY. The animals are now shaken and skiddish compared to their normal relaxed nature. This is very troubling to the owners. A couple of the animals got loose from gates left open but after thoroughly searching this morning, all animals are accounted for.