Jan and Dusty are a mother/son pair now living their best lives at the Rowdy Girl Sanctuary in Texas. But, getting them there was quite the challenge. Renee King-Sonnen and her husband Tommy are former cattle ranchers who went vegan and turned their ranch into a vegan farmed animal sanctuary. Their neighbors, Charlie and Carol, talk to them over coffee, recalling how tough it was to get Jan and Dusty to the sanctuary. Here's how Renee tells it. "Meet our rescues, Jan and Dusty. Jan is Dusty’s momma. They lived up the road from us about 5 miles from here and their life is now forever changed. Jan is 12 years old and her son is 1-1/2 years old. They are the last of a herd that has been sold off. Jan’s story is truly heroic. She’s a warrior-ess!
"Carol and Charlie, started going over to feed their neighbor’s cows with their grandson and fell in love with Jan’s spirit. When the neighbor decided to sell all their cows, Carol and Charlie asked if they could buy Jan. And, then, they couldn’t separate her from her son Dusty, so bought him too. They couldn’t keep them on their property and so they reached out to Rowdy Girl.
"They had been trying to get these two to Rowdy Girl for months but Jan outsmarted everyone who tried to apprehend her to bring her to safety. After several failed attempts, dozens of cattle panels, cowboys, vets and broken spirits, they were finally successfully and safely loaded up. Now they are settling in at Rowdy Girl and we are all breathing a whole lot easier.
"Their story is a fascinating one. Watch our conversation with Carol and Charlie and, if you can, please help us care for Jan and Dusty. Visit https://rowdygirlsanctuary.org."