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Within minutes of reaching the vet, Hilda, to everyone’s surprise, stood up and began to nourish herself. Her spirit and will to survive were awe-inspiring. From that day on, Hilda’s life underwent a drastic transformation. She became the first rescue of Farm Sanctuary, spending 11 blissful years roaming the lush, green pastures of the New York sanctuary.

Hilda wasn’t just another rescue; she became a symbol of hope and resilience. She inspired countless individuals, painting an empathetic picture of farm animals as beings capable of experiencing pain and sorrow, much like our household pets. Murals were painted in her honor, and her story served as a catalyst for legislative changes at the federal and state levels, aiming to protect “downed” animals like her.

Hilda’s peaceful passing was a solemn occasion, and she now rests in a garden grove on the sanctuary farm. Yet, her legacy lives on, continuing to inspire and motivate a global audience to strive for better conditions for farm animals. Everything done at Farm Sanctuary is a tribute to resilient spirits like Hilda.

We encourage everyone thinking of getting a pet to only adopt instead of shopping. Read more resources about adopting animals on One Green Planet, including 7 Reasons to Adopt Your Next Furry Best Friend, 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Adopt a Pet, and These Heartwarming Before and After Pictures of Adopted Rescue Animals Will Make Your Day! Read tips for pet adoptions and what to consider before adopting an animal. We recommend using these apps to find shelter dogs near you!

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