Jessie is a one-year-old Jersey steer. His mother was pregnant when she was rescued from a starvation case in Pennsylvania. Jessie was born at a shelter last year, and he came to Poplar Spring when he was about 6 months old.
The Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary is a 400-acre nonprofit refuge in Poolesville, Maryland, that offers care, rehabilitation and permanent sanctuary for neglected, abused or abandoned farm animals as well as providing a protected habitat for wildlife. They promote compassion and the humane treatment of all animals by educating the public on farm animal and wildlife issues.
A husband and wife team along with 100 volunteers and 8 staff care for more than 300 rescued farm animals, each with a name and a story of their rescue, and most of them quite friendly to humans. They’ve been in operation for 21 years, receive no public funding and survive only on donations.
For more information on the refuge, go to http://www.animalsanctuary.org
Clifford and Jonathan, sad stories with a happy ending, posted earlier: