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Handsome Jessie

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

Clifford and Jonathan, sad stories with a happy ending, posted earlier:

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Julie Oldfield06-Jun-2018 02:51
Such a beautiful portrait. Adorable. V
Pierre04-Jun-2018 14:11
Un superbe gros plan de cette magnifique bête, une image bien détaillée! V
MarcViskens04-Jun-2018 08:52
very nice Helen
Liz Bickel02-Jun-2018 05:04
He's so pretty. My grandparents had Jersey and Holstein cows. The Jerseys were always my favorite because of their big, melting eyes. They are also super gentle. Will Jessie be able to live out the rest of his natural life at the sanctuary? He looks very happy and healthy now.
Lamar Nix02-Jun-2018 01:46
Jessie is a very handsome steer who looks to have grown into a large animal , hopefully getting through his starvation episode without any lasting deficit. V
larose forest photos02-Jun-2018 00:16
So beautiful! A very fine shot. V
janescottcumming01-Jun-2018 18:21
So sweet looking. Lovely closeup. V
William Barletta01-Jun-2018 17:30
Great close-up ~V~
Raymond01-Jun-2018 17:30
He's so beautiful, looks so gentle, great shot
bill friedlander01-Jun-2018 17:10
A fine shot of Jessie. V
Colin Storey01-Jun-2018 16:46
Lovely portrait of her.
Jeff Real01-Jun-2018 15:52
This is just the cutest portrait!
He seems so happy
Chris Morton01-Jun-2018 15:30
he has the jersey look, but not much future as Jersey male
joseantonio01-Jun-2018 15:30
a lovely portrait of this beauty.V.
Isabel Cutler01-Jun-2018 15:15
Makes me question my omniverous diet.
Jim Coffman01-Jun-2018 15:13
What a sweet face.. Very nice image, Helen...
danad01-Jun-2018 15:12
A nice portrait. V.