Belle

The Heart of JP Farm Animal Sanctuary

A TRIBUTE

In the lush expanse of Litchfield’s rolling hills, a tale of compassion began

— a tale that would become the cornerstone
of the JP Farm Animal Sanctuary.

At the heart of this story was Belle, a Scottish Highland cow with a gentle gaze and a spirit as indomitable as the breezes that sweep through Connecticut’s countryside. Born in 2011, Belle’s journey was one of transformation, from a life of uncertainty to one brimming with love and care. It was 2013 when Belle, then a young cow of just two years, found her forever home at the JP Farm Animal Sanctuary.

As the sanctuary’s first rescued farm animal, Belle quickly became more than just a resident—she became a beacon of hope and a symbol of the sanctuary’s mission.  

“Belle’s story is not just one of rescue but also of inspiration.”

Her presence marked the beginning of a profound legacy, one that would see the sanctuary grow from its original roots in Newtown, CT, to a haven for over 20 rescued farm animals.

How It All Began

In the lush expanse of Litchfield’s rolling hills, a tale of compassion began—a tale that would become the cornerstone of the JP Farm Animal Sanctuary. At the heart of this story was Belle, a Scottish Highland cow with a gentle gaze and a spirit as indomitable as the breezes that sweep through Connecticut’s countryside. Born in 2011, Belle’s journey was one of transformation, from a life of uncertainty to one brimming with love and care.

It was 2013 when Belle, then a young cow of just two years, found her forever home at the JP Farm Animal Sanctuary. As the sanctuary’s first rescued farm animal, Belle quickly became more than just a resident—she became a beacon of hope and a symbol of the sanctuary’s mission. Her presence marked the beginning of a profound legacy, one that would see the sanctuary grow from its original roots in Newtown, CT, to a haven for over 20 rescued farm animals.

Belle’s story is not just one of rescue but also of inspiration. She was a gentle giant among her peers, the original of the first six Scottish Highland cows to grace the sanctuary’s pastures. With her arrival, she helped to till the soil of compassion, nurturing the sanctuary into the flourishing refuge it is today.

Throughout her years, Belle’s impact was palpable. Visitors were often greeted by her serene demeanor and the iconic, shaggy fur that so characteristically defined her breed. Her eyes seemed to tell tales of gratitude for the second chance she had been given, and in her silent strength, she encouraged many to consider the lives of farm animals like her.

Sadly, in 2022, Belle’s journey came to a natural close. Yet, even as we mourn her passing, we celebrate the indelible hoofprints she left behind. Belle represents all of those who have passed but not been forgotten. Her memory is a tapestry woven through the very essence of our sanctuary, reminding us why we began and why we continue.

Belle’s legacy lives on

Today, as we walk the fields that Belle once roamed, we feel her presence in the gentle nuzzling of the cows, in the peaceful ambiance of the sanctuary, and in every rescue story that begins here. Her legacy lives on in every life we save, every heart we touch, and every visitor who finds inspiration within our gates.

As we share Belle’s story, we share the heart of our sanctuary. We honor her not just as the first but as the eternal matriarch of our rescued family. Belle’s story teaches us the power of kindness, the value of sanctuary, and the enduring spirit of those we have lost.

In Belle’s memory, we continue our mission with renewed vigor, ever grateful for the lessons she imparted and the love she shared. Her spirit will forever graze in these hills, a timeless muse for the sanctuary’s enduring promise: to be a voice for the voiceless and a sanctuary for the soul.

In memoriam of Belle, our treasured friend and the everlasting inspiration for JP Farm Animal Sanctuary. May her story continue to inspire compassion and action in the hearts of all who learn of her legacy.

Belle’s legacy lives on

As we share Belle’s story, we share the heart of our sanctuary. We honor her not just as the first but as the eternal matriarch of our rescued family. Belle’s story teaches us the power of kindness, the value of sanctuary, and the enduring spirit of those we have lost.

In Belle’s memory, we continue our mission with renewed vigor, ever grateful for the lessons she imparted and the love she shared. Her spirit will forever graze in these hills, a timeless muse for the sanctuary’s enduring promise: to be a voice for the voiceless and a sanctuary for the soul.

In memoriam of Belle, our treasured friend and the everlasting inspiration for JP Farm Animal Sanctuary. May her story continue to inspire compassion and action in the hearts of all who learn of her legacy.

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Elijah

Brother

Ava

Sister

Liam

Brother

Charlotte

Sister-In-Law

James

Brother-In-Law

Abigail

Cousin

Benjamin

Cousin

Olivia

Friend

Melissa

Friend

Sophia

Friend

A Tribute

Belle

The Heart of JP Farm
Animal Sanctuary

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