Monet is a big, sweet boy who found his way to us through a compassionate individual who called about a calf in their father's herd who had been downed for three days. A UT field vet determined that he was down due to severe malnourishment, and his eye was bulging out of his head from a severe amount of pressure in the eye. We loaded him up into a trailer and took him to UT, where he would end up spending a month in the hospital for many issues relating to him being malnourished. After some amount of time, he regained his strength and had his eye surgically removed. He was then transported to his forever home at 4Them Sanctuary where he will live out his entire life in peace.
Shortly after rescuing and rehabilitating Monet, we were ready to take on another rescue to give Monet the Herd that he was promised. A local farmer was cutting our field for hay, and we worked out a negotiation in which he would receive a large amount of the hay from the field, as well as allow us the rescue of a cow. Chloe was in her last season at this farm and would be sent to slaughter after the end of the season. After 11 long years of being forced to give birth and having her baby taken away from her, she came to the Sanctuary angry. After a heartbreaking loss of a pregnancy, Chloe was eventually able to form incredible bonds with her herd and is slowly beginning to trust humans. We love her so much and would have no idea what to do without her.
Lucy and Teddy came to us after our amazing friends, Ziggy's Farm Animal Refuge, contacted us about a situation with a calf that was not nursing. We had gone to pick up this sweet baby to rush him to UT to see what was going on. On the way, Ziggys called us again, and had negotiated the release of the mother Cow as well! We got to the property that they were being held at, loaded them into a trailer, and hauled them through the NC mountains back to our Sanctuary in Tennessee. After a few visits to UT, we were able to get Teddy nursing, and this mother-son duo has been tearing it up at the Sanctuary ever since!
Another Mother-son duo, Elle Mae and Ernie were surrendered from a local homestead. Elle had escaped from this homestead to a nearby Black Angus field, and about nine months later here comes Ernie. The owner of the homestead contacted us about a home for Ernie, but when we asked where Elle was going, we were told that she had a spot secured at a local dairy farm. Yeah, that's not happening, so we took her as well. They will forever live their lives out together at 4Them Sanctuary.
Mabel is a product of the dairy industry. She was taken away from her mother, to be sold to a local family who was planning on using her for milk. They didn't realize, however, that she was very sick. She kept getting serious urinary tract infections, and they were going to euthanize her after nothing seemed to be helping. A local friend referred the family to us and we rescued her. After a few trips to UT, we were able to resolve her issue with her bladder through surgery, and she has been living happily and healthily on our Sanctuary ever since.
Dolly was abandoned on a property in Vonore Tennessee. We were contacted by a realtor that was selling that property asking to come and remove her. She was completely feral at that point, as she had been left alone there for some time. After a few roadblocks and hiccups in the process, and around a month of going to that property every single day, we were able to eventually get Dolly into a trailer and shut the door behind her. From there, we took care of all of her vettings (though she was actually very healthy!) and the rest is history. She has lived safely on our Sanctuary for almost 4 years now.
Biscuit was surrendered to us by two compassionate individuals who were friends with someone who worked on a farm. They were tired of seeing baby cows being sent off and decided that the next one that was to be sent away, was coming home with them. However, caring for cows is a lot more difficult than most people first imagine, and these two individuals simply did not have the resources that are needed for a large, growing, hungry animal to thrive. So, they contacted us. Biscuit now lives happily on the sanctuary, complete with a herd of her own and as much hay as she could ever want. Her adoptive parents still come out to visit the sweet girl and have continued to sponsor her even after being on our sanctuary for over a year now.
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