At a Massachusetts therapy farm, a comfort-sheep killed a grandmother aged 73.
Kim Taylor was volunteering for Cultivate Care Farms Bolton. She lives about 40 miles west from Boston. On Saturday, the animal attacked her in the sheep pen.
Paramedics were able to revive the elderly nurse who was severely injured. Taylor was then taken to the hospital and declared dead.
Cultivate Care Farms, which specialises in improving children’s lives with ‘farm-based therapies’ described her as a treasured volunteer.
Kim Taylor was described my her daughters as an ‘animal lover’ who adored her weekly volunteering sessions at the therapy farm
A sheep pen at Cultivate Farms in Bolton, about 40 miles west of Boston
Megan Moran (director of Cultivate Care Farms) said that Kim was loved by everyone who worked at the farm for the 14-months she spent volunteering.
Samantha Denby and Candice Denby, Samantha’s heartbroken daughters, described her mother as an animal lover who loved volunteering every week.
The daughters released a statement saying that Kim Taylor was a wonderful mother, friend, and grandmother. “She was a joy to be able to volunteer at Cultivate Care Farms (Bolton, MA) every week. It was a tragic accident and it is so sad.
Taylor, who had been a nurse for more than 30 years, was recently laid off from St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton’s Critical Care Unit.
Candice said that Samantha was a keen knitter, cook, and Red Sox enthusiast. “She loved to greet others and walk her dogs, finding joy in these walks.”
Taylor was employed at the therapy farm over the last 14 month.
Bolton police chief Warren Nelson claimed in a statement on Sunday that Taylor had only been in the sheep pen by herself and no witnesses when a sheep attacked Taylor.
Taylor suffered severe injuries and was taken into cardiac arrest shortly after arriving at 9:15 am by paramedics and police.
Nelson stated that she was taken to Marlborough Hospital and declared dead.
The future of the sheep is being considered by animal control staff as well farm personnel.
Both the authorities and the farm didn’t reveal details about this animal.
Cultivate Farms, (pictured), describes itself as an innovator in therapy for adolescents with animals and aims to make it a standard treatment like models such as cognitive behavior therapy.
Although aggressive rams are possible, fatal attacks against humans on the human body is extremely rare.
Cultivate Farms is a pioneer in animal therapy for children and teens. They hope to make it a standard treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy.
Its website says that “Cultivate Care Farms” aims to foster wellness in all individuals and decrease stigma surrounding mental health.