Blind, Lonely And Ignored By All Other Animals, Helen, The Bison, Seemed Destined For Loneliness, But Then She Met Oliver

This is Helen, a blind bison that has spent times at Oregon’s Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary without making a single friend. She was uneasy, suspicious and seemingly destined to live out the rest of her life pathetic and alone. But then came Oliver. The young Jersey calf was curious from birth and soon managed to break down the barriers that Helen had constructed around herself. She came to trust him, and they became conglomerate friends.

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Now, the pair are inseparable. Helen seems to have’ adopted’ Oliver, and Oliver’s fur has even reformed hues as he germinated older and now it pairs hers.

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“He’s actually turned into a child buffalo, ” Lighthouse Sanctuary’s Gwen Jakubisin told USA Today. “The change in her demeanor is incredible, her glee is palpable.”

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Jakubisin appreciates “the two countries relations” like that of a gentle nanny who maintenances for a baby. “Betsy( Oliver’s mommy) typically lowers Oliver off at’ daycare’ and prowls around while Helen watches over him for the rest of day, and she’s cool with that, ” she said.

“I catch them grooming each other which is amazing because I don’t repute Helen has ever had that opportunity to express that motherly instinct before.”

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The powerful alliance has brought Helen out of her husk, sacrificing her the confidence to go and befriend other swine in the sanctuary, too.

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The sanctuary itself is dedicated to the rescue, reclamation and, where needed, rehoming of mistreated and neglected raised swine. Harmonizing to their website, over 200 animals, including swine, cows, horses, chickens, sheep, and goats are homed there.

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Their mission is to “help shine a light on the realities of animal agriculture and lead the way to a more compassionate world.”

This is done through facilitating meaningful relationships between people and the animals that they care for.

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“At Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary we believe that every individual has the right to freedom, ” they write. “Freedom from aching, freedom from fear, and flexibility from repression. We accommodate those with “the worlds largest” heartbreaking stories hope and the promise of the freedom to be themselves. A hope of friendship, of compassion, and of care.”

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“Our sanctuary is home to 250 non-human animals “whos had” seen the very worst of humanity and every day they stun us with their profound abilities to desire and to be loved, even after the misfortunes they have permitted. Our goal is to share their narratives with the community and bring about positive change in the way they are viewed by society.”

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“By fostering beautiful, meaningful attachments between people and the swine they may see as “food” or as “things” we are changing the future for the individuals who mean so much to us.”

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“People who visit and volunteer at the sanctuary often comment on the unique sense of peace they feel when being here. All of our occupants cohabitate peacefully and have strong rapports with one another. They know they are safe and affection. We like to call it a kind of magic created by love, trust, and understanding.”

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What do you think about the bond that Helen and Oliver were able to build? What about the nature and generous environment that Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary has built- one that enabled this unlikely friendship to flourish? Let us know what you think in the comments below, and feel free to support the sanctuary’s amazing project!

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