Farm Sanctuary’s Emergency Rescue Team was just alerted to a severely injured bull, surviving from a devastating fire and accident on 1-94 near Chesterton, IN. Witnesses described the crash – involving a trailer filled with cattle and a passenger car – as a nightmarish scene of horrible suffering. 18 innocent animals perished as flames engulfed the wreckage of the trailer surrounding them. The terrified cattle stumbled around, smoldering, and some were still on fire. Others were downed with their bones showing.
One lone and determined bull – found wandering several miles from the crash site – escaped from the site with severe burns covering his whole left side, and several areas were raw and bloody. His left ear was burned, and his left leg and shoulder were swollen due to a possible fall sustained during the crash.
Sadly, thousands of animals die in transport accidents every year, and all too often, surviving animals in these accidents are shot on site and are rarely afforded veterinary care. Indeed, the surviving animals remaining at the crash – including this bull’s entire family – were picked up and transported to slaughter. But this brave soul – already named Jay – made his desperate escape and has been given another chance at life. Currently, Jay is being held at a local shelter in Indiana – but Farm Sanctuary must raise the necessary funds for an emergency transport to bring him to our New York Shelter and to facilities medically-equipped to care for a 2-year-old Holstein burn victim. Will you aid in his rescue with a generous gift to the Emergency Rescue Fund?
With your support, Farm Sanctuary’s Emergency Rescue Team will transport this survivor immediately to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals to undergo the necessary medical treatment to return him to health. At Farm Sanctuary, Jay’s burns and wounds will need frequent monitoring, and he will need ongoing rehabilitation to recover from this devastating accident.
Jay has experienced unimaginable horrors – YOU can help provide him with the care he needs to put this terrible ordeal behind him and give him the life he deserves. Please, be a part of this rescue, and support our urgent response, with a gift to the Emergency Rescue Fund today. Donations to the EMERGENCY RESCUE FUND enable us to respond to suffering farm animals like Jay immediately when we receive cruelty reports. We will keep you updated on the status of this rescue as our work continues.
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