There are far too many animals in the world suffering from careless people. Laws around the world are being changed in order to help with the inexcusable problem. Laws however, do not protect all of these neglected animals and this is where animal sanctuaries and shelters come into play. The New York Farm Sanctuary has received and revived some animals in conditions you couldn’t imagine. The work they and others like them do is truly outstanding and deserves some recognition. Here are 10 animals that were found and rescued from a certain death sentence due to the conditions they were living in.
1. Velma Before.
She was found on the side of a country road with severe pneumonia and her eyes swollen shut.
She is a very happy turkey now.
2. Swoozie Before.
Swoozie was found on a farm in California being starved to near death.
She is now a beautiful goat who is happy playing with all her goat friends.
3. Riley Before.
This little pig was rescued from a live animal auction. Riley was too sick to stand.
Riley has a slight head tilt and is blind in one eye from the trauma he felt at an early age however, he is one happy pig these days.
4. Opie Before
Opie was discarded and left to die from a dairy producer.
Opie went on to be the Farm Sanctuaries herd leader for 18 years.
5. Nikki and Babies Before.
In 2008, there were massive floods covering many parts of the Midwest. Because of this many farms were evacuated and abandoned with the animals left behind to fend for themselves. Nikki was found in a ditch just after giving birth. She kept her babies alive until rescuers arrived.
Nikki and Babies After.
Nikki and her babies are inseparable.
6. Johnny Damon Before.
Johnny was rescued along with 56 other animals from a farm upstate that was allowing its animals to freeze to death.
Johnny Damon After.
After being treated for severe frostbite, a long road to recovery has lead this rooster to a healthy, happy home.
7. Jack Before
Jack was found near death in a pen at a live animal auction. He was left to die when an investigator found him.
After a very difficult recovery, Jack is a perfectly happy and healthy adult goat now.
8. Hilda Before.
This beautiful sheep was found among a pile of dead animal carcasses at a feed lot in Pennsylvania. She barely raised her head when rescuers arrived signaling that she was still alive.
Hilda was the first animal rescued by the Farm Sanctuary and lived a very happy life for 11 years on the farm.
9. Elliot Before.
Elliot had escaped from a live animal market in Brooklyn, New York. He was wandering the streets with a tag on his ear labeled “meat”.
He has since gained over 50 pounds and is strong enough to play on the farm and jump about.
10. Angie Before
Angie was found stuck in a pile of manure left to die at an egg farm.
Angie is now one beautiful bird who loves her new forever home.
I hate to think of how many more animals are out there suffering right now. It does ease the reality of the situation knowing that there are some very good rescue foundations doing everything they can to save these innocent animals. I hope this post brings awareness to these wonderful organizations that are ran primarily by volunteers and others who do it out of the good of their heart. Places like the New York Farm Sanctuary need your help and support to keep saving the lives of these innocent creatures.
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