After months of neglect, and with so many of their companions losing the battle to stay alive, the
remaining cows of the herd looked very grateful to finally be able to enjoy the comforts of a warm, dry bed.
We have just returned to Norfolk after assisting Trading Standards with a major rescue
when they seized a large herd of ex dairy cows and calves because they had been so badly
neglected. Around 60 of them were so emaciated that they had died or had to be euthanised
on welfare grounds. With Hillside's help, 90 survivors have this week been moved to a safe
haven but, to provide a long-term future for these cows and calves, after all the suffering
they have been through, we have to turn to our supporters for help...
A great way to help - regular monthly donations will be a lifeline for these rescued cows...
Please click an amount below to make a regular monthly donation...
As little as 25p a week will help us to give these cows a secure future - that's just £1 month!
If lots of people can spare a small extra monthly donation, this will be so gratefully received to help feed and
care for these cows, who have endured so much suffering. Although they are safe for the time being, it is
only to our supporters we can turn to to ensure a long-term future for these cows and calves.
Please click below to make a 'one off' donation...
towards the feed and care of rescued cows and calves...
Trading Standards have issued the following statement:
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has taken possession of a number of
cattle following an investigation undertaken by Trading Standards.
The council is grateful to Hillside Animal Sanctuary, which is assisting Trading Standards in
caring for the animals that have been seized under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Principal Trading Standards officer Christina Roberts-Kinsey said: "All complaints in relation
to animal welfare are fully investigated and taken very seriously.
"This has been a large scale investigation and operation which would not have
been possible without the help of Hillside.”
As this investigation is ongoing, the Vale of Glamorgan Council cannot make any
further comment at this time.
Hillside Animal Sanctuary was founded in 1995 to help and campaign for animals in need and to bring
public awareness to the millions of animals suffering every day in the intensive factory farming industry.
Although at Hillside we have given sanctuary to over 700 horses, ponies and donkeys, most of our
residents have been rescued from the farming industry...
Hillside is now home to 2000 rescued animals and we rely entirely on donations to feed and care for them.
Please take a look at our website to find out more about our work.
If you would like to, there are many ways you can help our animals....
spreading the word about our important work. You may also Sponsor one of our Rescued Dogs or buy a
Gift of Hay for our animals in lieu of a traditional present...