Adoptees

Javi

Javi arrived when he was just one day old. He had been abandoned in the countryside and left to die. His mother had been loaded on a truck to be taken to slaughter. He had not spent one day with her and never understood where she had gone. No-one cared that [...]

Manuel

Manuel and Ruth arrived at Wings of Heart together. Frightened youngsters when they first came to what would become their home for life, they had no idea that their lives had just been saved. Farmers like to say that bulls live like “kings” in their fields, but they fail to [...]

Ruth

Ruth arrived at Wings of Heart together with Manuel. She is a cow raised for use in bullfighting. The fate that awaited her before her rescue was unimaginable. The likelihood is that Ruth would have been tested in the “Tentadero” (loosely translated as the “Baiting” or “Testing” Ring) to gauge [...]

Rita

One March morning, we received a call for emergency help. In the municipality of Labastida, in Vitoria - Gasteiz, a family of donkeys which had been brutally mistreated for years needed a place to go. These three donkeys, mother, father and son, had been seized by the Provincial Council of [...]

Galon

Galon is a pig. Like all pigs used in the farming industry, he was born on a farm and then moved to another to be fattened for slaughter. At five months old, Galon would have been loaded with hundreds of other terrified pigs into a lorry and sent to his death. But, [...]

Montxito

Montxito was a little lamb who had been abandoned somewhere in the Balearics. It is standard practice for male lambs to be abandoned by the shepherds as they are not as profitable as the females. When Montxito was abandoned, he had just hours to live. He was taken far enough from [...]

Mariah

Mariah is a sow. Like all pigs used in the farming industry, she was born on a farm and then moved to another to be fattened for slaughter. At five months old, Mariah would have been loaded with hundreds of other terrified pigs into a lorry and sent to her death. But, [...]

Herz

Herz is a sow. Like all pigs used in the farming industry, she was born on a farm and then moved to another to be fattened for slaughter. At five months old, Herz would have been loaded with hundreds of other terrified pigs into a lorry and sent to her death. But, [...]

Ying

Ying arrived with her sister, Yang, at Wings of Heart when they were little more than a month old. They were found lying alongside their dead mother. She died from the indifference of the farmer as to whether she lived or died. The babies did not know that their mum [...]

Harriet

Harriet is a sow. Like all pigs used in the farming industry, she was born on a farm and then moved to another to be fattened for slaughter. At five months old, Harriet would have been loaded with hundreds of other terrified pigs into a lorry and sent to her death. But, [...]