We all wanted to save Gemma as she is a very beautiful sweet cow but then we heard she had a calf. […]
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Gemma & Essie are joining <br>the JP family
by Lynn Printy | Jan 19, 2020
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I t is only January and we already have a lot of movement at the Sanctuary. Currently preparing for our newest arrivals, Gemma and her baby Essie. We have not met these two girls yet but working with The Farm Sanctuary’s Adoption Program, we will be providing them a new home at the end of January.
Gemma and Essie will live out their lives together ❤
Gemma was used for milking but became very sick and lost one of her teats. You can imagine how much pain she must have endured. Since she was unable to provide milk to her owners they no longer wanted to keep her. One of her caretakers did not want her to go to the butcher so reached out to The Farm Sanctuary for assistance who then contacted us.
Gemma and her baby Essie
We all wanted to save Gemma as she is a very beautiful sweet cow but then we heard she had a calf. At that point we were upset because we did not want to separate Gemma from her baby Essie. We immediately inquired about taking Essie as well as Gemma since she is still too young for milk production. The communication between all the groups took quite some time but our commitment to keep Gemma and Essie together was strong and we wanted the outcome to be positive.
We found out Gemma had a 6 month old daughter!
The communication between all the groups took quite some time but our commitment to keep Gemma and Essie together was strong and we wanted the outcome to be positive.
Educating people on alternative options
We have to give so much credit to Ashley Pankratz, National Placement Program Manager of The Farm Sanctuary for all the work she did to coordinate this rescue. Our mission is to help educate people on alternative options to meat and dairy so we suggested sending Gemma’s current owners plant based milks to try instead of dairy. Finally it was agreed upon that JP Farm Animal Sanctuary would take home Gemma and Essie and also send plant based milk to their current owners to try.
The first picture we saw of Gemma. It was love at first sight.
We are looking forward to meeting Gemma and Essie and can’t wait for all of you to meet them as well.
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Lynn and Oscar
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