Charlotte of Uncle Neil's Home
Charlotte of Uncle Neil's Home

Charlotte's story

Charlotte was liberated from a dairy farm in September 2021 when she was 10-years-old and six months pregnant. We received a plea from the farm expressing that they were looking for a safe landing for an elderly pregnant mother instead of sending to slaughter with her unborn baby in her womb, and we offered Charlotte a home on the spot. Cows used in dairy operations are usually “spent”, meaning they no longer produce enough milk for the farm to consider them profitable, at around 5 years old, and are often sent to the slaughterhouse while they are pregnant.  We could not let that happen to Charlotte. At 10-years-old, Charlotte outlived her herd, and likely, many of her children. Based on her age, we predict she has had at least 8 or 9 babies. Charlotte was 10 and no longer producing milk, so they were going to send her to slaughter along with her unborn baby. We offered her a safe landing at UNH, and she traveled to the sanctuary with two other liberated herd members, Fiona and Forrest, who are mother and son. Charlotte will live the rest of her life loved, in peace and free of exploitation with her baby by her side.