Several months ago, we received a call from a local school that planned on sending their 15-yr-old Jersey cow to slaughter. The cow had been used as a teaching tool for her entire life, giving birth to nine calves and spending her life at this one farm. We couldn't let her be sent to her death, so we agreed to welcome the 6th cow to the sanctuary!
Today, Elsa the cow arrived. She's a gorgeous Jersey cow. Her life has been torn asunder. All she has known for fifteen years is this one farm, the people and visitors, the other cow. At Animal Place, her life is different and new. It is scary. She has spent the past two hours pacing in her temporary pasture, lowing for her bovine friends. When she was first unloaded from the stock trailer, she let out a big bellow. Hearing her, Nicholas came running. I mean, literally. The babies came over too but Howie & Sadie felt the distance was too far and they're waiting until later to say hi.
I WILL SAAAAAVE YOOOOUUU, MOOOOOO!
Nicholas is embarrassed by the fact that he is almost the same size as Elsa and, really, he should be a little bigger.
And then he said that she said that HEY A CAMERA!
Yes, I can eat the hay.
So welcome home, Elsa. We hope you settle in soon and love your new digs and all of your new bovine buddies!