The Humane Society of Missouri’s Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, Union, will celebrate National Farm Animals Awareness Week.

National Farm Animals Awareness Week is the third week of September, and is dedicated to celebrating the unique qualities of farm animals and the ways in which people of all ages can treat them with the love and care they deserve.

People are invited to take the next step and welcome a farm animal into their home. Adoption specials are running for families interested in taking home a new pet duck or pig.

Duck adoptions are $5, pigs one year or older can be adopted for no fee, and a pig younger than one year old is $75 to adopt.

Families looking for an afternoon of farm animal fun also are invited to explore the 165-acre Longmeadow Rescue Ranch during fall wagon days Saturdays, Sept. 23 and Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The event features wagon ride tours where visitors see firsthand the safe haven Longmeadow provides to abused and neglected farm animals, including horses, cows, goats, pigs, ducks and more.

Wagon Days are free.

Longmeadow Rescue Ranch is the largest and most comprehensive horse and farm animal rescue, rehab and adoption facility in the Midwest. It celebrates farm animal awareness year-round with open house hours every Friday from noon to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Additional adoption information, an up-to-date list of all farm animals available for adoption, maps and directions to Longmeadow Rescue Ranch can be found online, at