Hi, I'm Anela!
Anela joined the sanctuary in January, 2019, after the closure of Big Island Dairy was announced. The destiny of the 2600 dairy cows at the farm was looking grim, most of them were facing slaughter.
When Hawaii Lava Flow Animal Rescues Network (HLFARN) were able to raise funds to rescue a number of cows and calves from slaughter, we agreed to offer five of them a home at the sanctuary.
Anela arrived to the sanctuary with a painful abscess the size of a grapefruit on her throat. We immediately had her seen by our veterinarian and she is today a happy healthy girl.
Anela is the Hawaiian word for "Angel", a name that fits her perfectly!