Life After Devastation: Bulls Just Wanna Have Fun

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Bulls Just Wanna Have Fun

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It’s all fun and games until your horns pop your toy. But at this sanctuary, farms animals are getting a second-chance.

Tex the bull was more than excited to play with an inflatable rubber ball at Ima Survivor Donkey and Farm Animal Sanctuary. Until it popped. And like a puppy (with horns), he is straight-up bummed out when his toy deflates. I mean, if he would have listened to the human explaining about the rubber ball and barbed wire fence. You can’t tell these bulls anything.

Sure, this bull is bummed out. But he actually has a lot to be excited about. Lester Morrow, the operator of Ima Survivor Donkey and Farm Animal Sanctuary, created this sanctuary after Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas in 2017. And considering Dharma Drops Magazine is operated out of Wilmington, North Carolina, where Hurricane Florence made landfall in 2018, I am especially touched by Morrow’s commitment to caring for others in the wake of devastation and beyond.

After Hurricane Harvey struck, the San Jacinto River Authority made the difficult decision to open the floodgates to prevent a breech in the levees and dams. As a result, the floodwaters rushed in, forcing Morrow to release his pets and livestock.

Amongst the devastation, Morrow witnessed ‘this miracle of life, the struggle to live, and the fight to survive that led to the creation of our Sanctuary.’

Often, when stories emerge of animal caretakers abandoning their pets and animals during a natural disaster, the public responds with vitriol. However, as someone who has experienced the difficult decision to evacuate from a hurricane and has witnessed an entire community undergo difficult choices, I understand the need to do what must be done. Even when it breaks your heart.

After the floodwaters receded, Morrow returned to find his home destroyed and animals deceased. But, as this viral video documents, amongst the devastation, Morrow witnessed “this miracle of life, the struggle to live, and the fight to survive that led to the creation of our Sanctuary.” Watch below to see both the original viral video and the follow-up.

The Ima Survivor Donkey and Farm Animal Sanctuary is now a 100-acre haven in Plum Grove, Texas, where all creatures can find reprieve from harm. As their website states, “We have taken on the responsibility and made it our mission to provide a safe haven for other survivors from all harm.  Whether it be abuse or neglect, abandonment or even the inability for an owner to provide adequate care for their pet, we will provide that refuge.”