Massachusetts animal rescue seeks homes for Kerry cattle rescued from abusive farm

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Eight very rare ‘Kerry’ cattle have been rescued from a farm in Amherst, Massachusetts, after they were found in need of urgent medical attention.

The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is now caring for eight rescued cattle and looking for forever homes. Animal protection officers were called to investigate a farm in Amherst and were shocked when they found the animals in horrendous conditions, and one of the cattle was already dead.

According to a Facebook post, the MSPCA is now caring for “eight heads of very rare ‘Kerry’ cattle, as well as a Holstein cow and 22 Saanen, Lamancha and Alpine-mix goats”, at its Nevins farm.

“These animals came from harsh conditions and our law enforcement department has filed a complaint against the previous owner.”

“We are now working closely with the American Kerry Cattle Association to help identify an adopter to ensure these individual animals will be well cared for and to help preserve this majestic breed. We are delighted that the work we have done to protect and care for these animals can also prevent this breed of cattle from becoming extinct. »

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MSPCA-Angell said one of the cows and two goats found were in such poor condition that they were forced to euthanize the animals. The animals had parasites and were extremely malnourished.

According to MSPCA-Angell, Kerry cattle are a very rare breed.

“According to the American Kerry Cattle Association, these cows – and those that look like them – are most likely descendants of the Celtic Shorthorn, which were brought to Ireland as early as 2000 BC. Kerries were first imported to the United States. United from 1818, but disappeared from the American landscape.

Anyone interested or able to adopt Nevins animals can contact the farm at mspca.org/nevinsadopt.

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