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Destiny was born and raised on a beef ranch. When she was born, she had an umbilical cord infection which went into her blood stream and settled in her right front leg. The vet did not want to give her antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medication because she was supposed to be eaten. The farmer, feeling helpless and wanting to help, massaged Destiny's leg every day and cleaned out the abscess once it opened and drained, and finally got Destiny walking.
But Destiny still had compromised mobility and it was getting worse as she grew. Through the healing process, the farmer bonded with Destiny and did not want to see her go to slaughter. She heard we had come to Tennessee and asked if we would take her. We said yes knowing we could help her and thinking she would be a perfect companion for Dudley.
Destiny will need ongoing acupuncture, massage therapy and ultrasound on her fused elbow to build muscle and keep her walking.
Destiny was born with an infection in her shoulder. In an effort to heal itself, the body fused her elbow together which relieved the pain, but left her with a limp. Destiny was headed for slaughter but thankfully we were able to bring her home to The Gentle Barn instead. Over the years we’ve tried massage therapy, ultrasound, and acupuncture to improve her mobility but Destiny vehemently refused her treatments. And then CBD saved the day! As soon as we fed her CBD in her grain each morning and night the limp disappeared, her activity level increased, and she started running, jumping, and playing for the first time in many years! We are thrilled with the new and improved Destiny who can now move on from her disability and focus on playing with her friends, meditating in the sun, and opening the hearts of all her guests.
Destiny got married!
When you sponsor an animal for yourself or as a gift, you will receive in the mail a Certificate of Sponsorship, your animal friend's bio, and a beautiful 5x7 photo!
You will also receive monthly updates by email letting you know how your animal friend is doing as well as an updated photo.