Owen

Owen

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Born on a small beef farm, Owen’s mother likely had a disease or deficiency that led to his eyes improperly developing. Blind at birth, the young calf was seen as a waste of time and money, but rather than shoot him as many would, they contacted Kindred Spirits to take him. This unexpected bout of compassion extended to them allowing Owen to stay with his mother for a month before coming to sanctuary, but sadly did not include them surrendering her. At Kindred Owen has bonded with his small herd, including subsequent generations of calves. He can often be seen gentling and lovingly licking herdmates.

Agatha

Agatha

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

As one of the elder cows who call Kindred Spirits home, Agatha is like the bovine grand dame of her herd. Reserved and serene, Agatha may not be the biggest fan of humans, but then she has her reasons: she, her daughter Shelby, and two others were rescued by Kindred Spirits from the brink of starvation. At sanctuary Agatha is allowed to remain aloof if she so chooses, but occasionally her curiosity is piqued and she will engage with humans. However most often she can be found in the company of Brownie steer, contentedly enjoying the happenings of the day.

Aristotle

Aristotle

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Luna

Luna

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Felicia & Gomer

Felicia & Gomer

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Felicia and Gomer were rescued together during the massive flooding event that rocked Iowa in 2008; that summer thousands of pigs trapped in factory farms perished, but about 70 survived and were able to be saved by a coalition of animal rescue organizations. Stabilized after surviving the floods, dehydration, starvation, burns from the sun while rescuers struggled to find survivors over 20 miles of levees, Felicia and Gomer made their way to Kindred Spirits, bonding amidst tragedy, and able to spend the rest of their lives together. Their individuality allowed to flourish, Gomer spent his days loving on everyone, while Felicia is a bit more reserved with her affections.

Wyatt & Ruby

Wyatt & Ruby

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Archie

Archie

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Euree

Euree

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Brownie

Brownie

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Claire & Piggy Smalls

Claire & Piggy Smalls

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Dante

Dante

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Violet

Violet

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Agatha & Brownie

Agatha & Brownie

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Mario

Mario

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Cora

Cora

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Melba

Melba

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Patches

Patches

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Wyatt

Wyatt

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Hannah

Hannah

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Naomi & Sky

Naomi & Sky

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Neville & Patton

Neville & Patton

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Owen

Owen

Kindred Spirits Sanctuary, Ocala, Florida

Born on a small beef farm, Owen’s mother likely had a disease or deficiency that led to his eyes improperly developing. Blind at birth, the young calf was seen as a waste of time and money, but rather than shoot him as many would, they contacted Kindred Spirits to take him. This unexpected bout of compassion extended to them allowing Owen to stay with his mother for a month before coming to sanctuary, but sadly did not include them surrendering her. At Kindred Owen has bonded with his small herd, including subsequent generations of calves. He can often be seen gentling and lovingly licking herdmates.