A cow for Christmas? What could be cooler?

A new iPad might look better under the tree, but I’m still partial to the idea of unwrapping a brand-new cow. OK, technically the cow will be living happily at Farm Sanctuary, but she’ll still bring me plenty of smiles on Christmas day. And she, along with her other farm friends, can bring you loads of smiles too.

Cow wearing santa hat

We love animals in all shapes and sizes, but caring for farm animals is something few of us would take on. Luckily, Farm Sanctuary is there to help out. By taking in farm animals in need of help, Farm Sanctuary is giving them a safe place to call home. And you can help Farm Sanctuary with their care for these animals through their Adopt a Farm Animal program, which could be the perfect gift for that animal lover on your holiday shopping list.

Meet the animals

One look at these adorable faces and you’ll be in love. Here are a few residents in the care of Farm Sanctuary. Which one is your favorite?


Orlando, Alexander & friends




Fiona & Jack






For more information regarding adoption opportunities, visit the Farm Sanctuary website at Farmsanctuary.org. And tell us your favorite rescue story in the comments below.

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