Starr was scheduled to die – he made it as far as the slaughterhouse facility in Iowa. Once there, Starr and several other members of his herd managed to escape in an attempt to save their own lives. Unfortunately, the other members of his herd were eventually caught and returned. But not Starr – he evaded his captures. Fairly quickly, the farmer wrote off his loss and the search ended.
Living on his own in a wooded area, Starr eventually found his way to a very kind family’s fenced back yard. Quickly realizing that he must have been one of the escapees, they decided to give him food and water until they could get him safely transferred to a farm sanctuary. Their kindness kept him returning to their yard. They first reached out to Iowa Farm Sanctuary, who were unable to take him and reached out to Farmaste. We are so pleased to be able to give this fighter a long, safe life.
We don’t know much about Starr yet. He is estimated to be about one year old. He is quite nervous and skittish around people, which is understandable. He has been through a lot in his short life. We hope that as he gets used to the farm and makes friends, he will realize that he is safe and loved. Welcome home Starr!
You can help with Starr’s ongoing care costs – sponsor him here.