In Memory

Koke

Koke came to Wings of Heart when he was a baby no more than a week old. He lived with his mother and brother, Eneko, in a small sty. He was expected to be sold as bait for hunting dogs. As a mix between a wild boar and a pig, [...]

Mel

Mel is the beating heart of the sanctuary. She is a quiet, patient and wise sheep who was abandoned to die alone in the field, in the middle of August when temperatures reached over 40 degrees. Mel had waited for her family, her flock, who had left her behind to come back [...]

Frank

Frank is a rooster exploited to become a “fighting cock”. He was confiscated as part of a police raid and, along with other birds, was moved to a kennels. But the focus of the raid was to shut down the illegal activity, not to rescue the birds and the cocks were […]

Cram

Cram 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, Cram would have been loaded with hundreds of other terrified pigs into a lorry and sent to his death. But, [...]

Ireno

Much of the time, it isn’t necessary to go to a farm to see all the suffering and sadness that surrounds the life of an exploited animal. There are places in towns and villages all over the world where “farm shops” keep animals for sale. Kept in cages in small rooms, [...]

41 Chicks

One February morning, a volunteer came to Wings of Heart with 41 chicks had managed to rescue from an industrial hatchery. He simply asked the worker (who he knew) if he could take some chicks. The worker did not think twice and gave him not just one or two, but 41 [...]

Sharon

Sharon's is a somewhat unusual story which began with her being doomed to be one more victim of the industrial farming industry. She came to us after we asked the owner of a business to allow us to take her. To our surprise, he agreed. Even stranger was that the owner not [...]

Little Rock

Little is a chicken who came from an industrial farm. She lived with her companions in a tiny cage where she could barely move. After months of living in these conditions, where the only light she saw were the artificial bulbs that created a false day and night cycle, and after she [...]

Jose

Jose was doomed to be one more victim of the industrial farming industry. He came to us after we asked the owner of a business to allow us to take his companion, Sharon, to safety. To our surprise, he agreed. Even stranger was that the owner not only allowed us to [...]

Free

Free is a chicken who came from an industrial farm. She lived with her companions in a tiny cage where she could barely move. After months of living in these conditions, where the only light she saw were the artificial bulbs that created a false day and night cycle, and after she [...]