Are you ready to hear 10 incredible farm animal rescue stories that are guaranteed to warm your heart?
Then read on…
Kevin was rescued from slaughter as a young kid goat by well-meaning people, but he quickly outgrew the backyard in which he lived. The fencing was not suitable to contain him and so it become life on a chain for Kevin. His carers moved him to live on a farm in hope of a better life, but a lack of care led to hideously overgrown hooves, forcing him to painfully move about on his knees. When his human friends returned to see their buddy, they were horrified by the state he was in and then it was back to life on a chain.
One day, he was kicked in the head by a renegade pony stallion, completely shattering his horn and leaving him with a gaping hole in his skull. Thankfully, after an emergency SOS, Kevin found his way to Edgar’s Mission, where he was awarded with his very own homemade safety helmet and discovered his new found love of grapes.
A newborn calf rescued from the dairy industry, Samuel was confined to a tiny cage with his twin brother. Sanctuary Gaia had to make one of the hardest decisions of their lives when choosing between the two hapless babies, as the could only secure the rescue of one of the two brothers. Upon entering the cage and expressing their deepest apologies to Samuel for having to leave him behind and take his brother, Samuel got up and made a desperate attempt to escape. Sanctuary Gaia took this as a signal that he and his brother had already agreed on who would be the one to go, and Samuel was taken to his new life of freedom. Watch his heartbreaking rescue here.
Dani was born with a malformation in his front two legs, a debilitating condition that his owner could not be bothered to treat and subsequently left him to die a painful death. Luckily, some kindhearted people rescued baby Dani along with his momma and brought them to El Valle Encantado, where work began to rehabilitate his legs. His severe wounds caused many complications and infections, leaving El Valle Encantado with no choice but to amputate one of the legs in order to save him. Watch this video to see Dani and follow his story here.
4. Molly Brown
Riding on an abattoir bound truck, Molly Brown beat the odds not once but twice when a horrific accident saw the truck rollover, causing around 400 sheep to fall out onto the Princes Freeway. Leaving many dead and seriously injured, Molly is thought to be the sole survivor of the carnage. She now resides in Edgar’s Mission surrounded by equally lucky sheep.
Although not technically a farm animal to the likes of us, Vita is viewed as exactly that from the county in which she was rescued. Now an iconic face world over, Vita was rescued from a China-based slaughterhouse just minutes before she was due to be brutally murdered. It was during an undercover investigation into the dog meat trade in China that Vita received her second chance at life.
Found in one of the thousands of dog slaughterhouses across China, her pleading eyes and trembling body begged her rescuers to get her out of there. After gaining the trust of the workers and tricking them, investigators managed to smuggle Vita out and eventually bring her back to Spain where she gave birth to a litter of eight healthy puppies that she was already carrying. Find out more and watch a video of her rescue here.
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