A Haven for the Most Needy Creatures

Chic Miller of Bella Vista Farms Animal Sanctuary didn’t think twice about scaling a cliff in a freezing downpour to reach a quivering dog stuck on a ledge. Likewise, she’s forged creeks, climbed under bridges and over barbed wire to… Continue Reading


Non-profit Status Makes Giving to Bella Vista Farms Even Easier — and It’s Deductible Too

For the past 30 years, Bob and Chic Miller have operated their Bella Vista Farms with the single goal of providing a loving, lifelong home to neglected, abused, abandoned, injured and forgotten animals. Theirs has been a not-for-profit operation in… Continue Reading


Animal Sanctuary Hosts Annual Fire Safety/Planning Meeting

Chic Miller is a 65-year-old, 100-pound animal-rescuing dynamo with cropped blond hair, a broad smile, and clear blue eyes that squint shut as she throws her head back and laughs. Miller was in her glory Friday afternoon at the fire safety meeting she and her 75-year-old… Continue Reading


Bella Vista Farms: 600 Lovable Adoptees

As promised,  I hatched a plan to help Bella Vista Farms and the hardworking care-taking couple, 60-year-old Chic Miller, and her husband, 70-year-old Bob Miller. You read about Chic’s Red Cross Heroes Award. And the presentation of readers’ donations to the Millers, who lovingly tend to more than 600 rescued, injured,… Continue Reading