Buffalo with horrific injuries and not able to stand, safe in permanent sanctuary.

Collapsed and faint with pain, a huge female water buffalo lay dying in the rubble on the side of a road after an accident left her with a terrible leg fracture and horrific wound. Almost lifelessly inert, our rescue team, even with the help of several passers-by, had no way to lift her so we had to call for a crane to lift her to our ambulance and to safety.

Her pain was unimaginable, but this enormous buffalo was too hurt to resist, and we rushed her back to our hospital, where we immediately began to do whatever we could to save such a sweet soul. We called her Amelia because the name sounded delicate and feminine–exactly what we saw in this giant beauty.

For weeks she couldn’t stand on her own. Teams of sometimes ten volunteers and staff routinely stood together for the challenge of lifting her to her feet so that her blood circulation stayed healthy and her other limbs could bear weight. Slowly, slowly, the wound itself healed, but the fracture could never knit together properly and, permanently disabled, frustration showed in her eyes.

But after a few months, something changed for Amelia. It wasn’t just her improved mobility. It was something much bigger: Betty. With gorgeous buffalo Betty by her side, there is nothing Amelia can’t do, though she does it all a little slowly. Almost three years after her accident, meet Amelia–and Betty, her adoring friend and guardian angel.

One cᴏmmented ᴏn YᴏᴜTᴜbe:”You guys are awesome!!! I’d gladly sit through as many ads as are on your videos because I hope it helps a little bit! You deserve so much more but it’s the best I can do. God bless you all! And God bless precious Amelia!! “

One said:”Awww… the poor sweet thing! You can see that leg still bothers her greatly. I hope they are giving her anti inflammatories to help her discomfort. Massive rescue there, Team. Well done!”

A wᴏman wrᴏte:”How beautiful to see the outpouring of love and support for this gorgeous girl. I can’t say it enough Animal Aid, you are all amazing angels here on Earth surrounded by the Love & Light of God to save his innocent creatures… Thank you & may God continue to Bless all of you!”

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Victoria Do

Victoria Do is a contributor at Jackie Inc.

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