Gotcha Day: 3/1/20
On February 29th, we received a call about 9 Rio Grande turkeys that had been saved from the November massacre intended for food, that were surrendered to a sheep sanctuary in La Cienega, NM ~ we were able to offer two sanctuary, Clark & Lewis.
We lovingly prepared a place for the boys, hooked up the trailer and off we went to Santa Fe to bring them home.
They were best of friends and perhaps even brothers.
Samuel, our resident turkey then who had lost his brother the previous year, greeted the boys as if they were long lost friends reuniting. There were long conversations, nuzzling and Samuel was proud to show Clark & Lewis around their new home.
Despite what people say, Turkeys are not dumb ~ they have a beautiful language, they are loyal, they recognize human faces, they are natural athletes, they know which insects are harmful and as I witnessed today ~ they show mercy and grace to a friend who is suffering.
Clark & Lewis will reside in sanctuary for the rest of their lives.
In honor of Clark & in memory of Lewis and the 46 million turkeys killed for a single day in November, please consider a small donation.
Or even better, sponsor Clark monthly for just $15 to ensure he gets all his favorites ~ fresh greens, blueberries, grapes, black oiled sunflower seeds and delicious melons plus all his other needs. Thank you!