She’s a blind, lonely and neglected Bison, who’ve spent several years at Oregon’s Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary without a single friend. Nervous, suspicious and destined to live out the rest of her life sad and lone, Helen has finally found Oliver, a new true friend.
little Jersey calf (Oliver) has managed to break all of the barriers that Helen
had constructed around herself due to curiosity. Helen came to trust Oliver and
now they are best friends.
the pair stand inseparable and Helen seem to have adopted Oliver. Surprisingly,
Oliver’s fur has changed colors as he grew older, matching with that of Helen.
to USA Today, Lighthouse Sanctuary’s Gwen Jakubisin said: ‘He’s actually turned
into a baby buffalo. The change in her demeanor is totally incredible and her
joy is palpable.’
added: ‘Oliver’s mom (Besty) drops Oliver off at daycare and roams around. Helen
watches over him and she’s super cool with that. I caught them grooming each
other, which was truly amazing. I don’t think Helen has ever had that chance of
expressing that motherly attributes before now.’
powerful bond shared between the pair has undoubtedly brought Helen out of her
comfort zone, giving her more confidence to go and be friends with other
animals within the sanctuary.
However, the sanctuary is designed to rescue and rehabilitate neglected and abused farmed animals. Over 200 animals, including sheep, goats, horses, pigs, cows, and chickens, according to the sanctuary website, are housed and taken care of.