The Aiderbichl Christmas Miracle
On the 24th of December around noon, the phone rang at the Henndorf head office. An excited animal welfare activist was on the other end of the line and described the story of a runaway cow. Action had to be taken quickly so that she would not end up at the slaughterhouse on Christmas Eve...
But now back to the beginning of the story: Lieni had run away from the butcher on the 24th of December and was running for her life. She didn't know where to go, she didn't know how far, she just started running. She had probably already sensed what the day would mean for her...She came to a halt in a large meadow near a village inn. There was also a fence here. And right on the other side of the fence stood Lieni's rescuer, the lady who could not believe that another cow was to be slaughtered on Christmas Eve.
She acted quickly and called us directly. She also didn't move from the spot, so as not to expose the nervous Lieni to any more danger.
What could be better than an animal rescue on Christmas Eve?
Lieni was ransomed from the butcher and our team set off. Our staff did not hesitate for a second. They left directly from decorating the Christmas tree with the family. A nice stable with lots of straw was already prepared for her in the meantime. Fortunately, we were able to convince the young cow relatively quickly to come along with us. She probably sensed that a nice and quiet life was now waiting for her. At nearby Gut Aiderbichl Kilb, Lieni was able to rest until she would then move to her new home at Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf in a few weeks.
A new home for Lieni: Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf
Finally, after a few weeks of acclimatisation and trust, Lieni was able to move into Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf in February. The transport was completely carefree and she was very curious about her new home. After a few days of getting to know the other cattle, Lieni was allowed to become part of the Henndorf cattle herd. Here the boss is our Bandit, who was freed from tethering a few years ago. But Lieni did not choose the big and famous Bandit as her heart's friend, but our Sky. Sky is six years old and was born too small, which made him unsuitable for breeding. But from the very first second, Sky grew so close to the farmer's heart that she turned to Gut Aiderbichl. Lieni feels particularly comfortable next to her Sky. But she also knows how to defend herself on her own and has completely arrived in her new herd. Next time you visit Gut Aiderbichl Henndorf, take a closer look and you will certainly recognise Lieni in the midst of our cattle. Full of self-confidence and joie de vivre, she stands there in the midst of her new family.
Lieni's rescue should make all people think. Let's think about the many cattle transports and how much suffering is in the vans. Let us learn to respect all lives that nature gives us. In this context, the words of our founder Michael Aufhauser could not be more appropriate:
Even if we could protect animals from us humans, we would have achieved nothing. We will only have achieved something when we no longer have to protect them from us. Then we will have changed something: "Us!
Only thanks to your support, we can help animals in need, like our Lieni, and give them a forever home. Please continue to help us with a small donation or a sponsorship. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support.