Cattle FAAN


California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia


Healdsburg: (Nov. 7, 2016), Eighteen Angus cattle, nine cows and nine calves, are in need of a new home. The cattle were on a cattle ranch that was purchased with the cattle on it.  The new ranch owner would like to see them go to loving homes or sanctuaries.
Contact: Spencer | Phone: 206-459-9201 | Email:

Lancaster: (Feb. 16, 2016), Bebo is a lonely bull who is currently housed at the Lancaster facility of Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue. Bebo used to live at the Kern County facility with the sanctuary manager, Dave, who has sadly passed away. Bebo was Dave’s companion; Dave doted on him and gave him lots of attention. Bebo also used to have a goat for a friend but the goat has since passed away too. Now Bebo is all alone and cries for attention and acts like a big puppy dog. When anyone goes to his enclosure, Bebo comes right over for pets and leans his side into the fence asking for more. Bebo is lonely and the organization would like to see him placed in a loving situation with other cattle. Unfortunately, the organization’s vet has advised that Bebo is too old to castrate, so Bebo has to be placed in a male-only herd.
Contact: Lisa | Phone: 661-727-1205 | Email:


Madera: (Jan. 24, 2017), Two cows, 13- and 15-years-old, very sweet. Born and raised together. Due to failing health of the owner, they must be rehomed as soon as possible. Owner can help with transport within reason.
Contact: Lisa | Phone: 760-221-4769 | Email: 


Berlin:  (Oct. 27, 2016), Two steers need a new home. 2-2.5 years old, hand-raised, very docile and healthy.  Their current guardian can no longer keep them. Their names are Lefty and Squirt, and 950 and 1100 lbs, respectively.  Their guardian will transport to new home within reason.
Contact: Jill | Phone: 860-614-4231 | Email:   


New Hampshire

Wilmot: (September 11, 2017), Henry (a steer) and Henrietta are both four years old, and have been together since they were calves. They are friendly, easy keepers who come when you call them. Because their guardian’s circumstances have changed, these two sweethearts are in need of immediate rehoming.
Contact: Ellen | Phone: (603) 491-3561

New york

Guileford: (Sept. 20, 2017), Several bonded friends are in need of a new home: 1 cow, 4 goats, and 1 donkey, all approximately eight years old. They were all taken in by their current guardian when they were very young, and have spent their lives together. They are sweet individuals whose need is urgent due to guardian illness.
Contact: Linda | Phone: (607) 371-4192

Pleasant Valley: (April 16, 2017), An eleven month old steer was purchased from auction to spare him from slaughter and is now in need of a home.  His current living situation is temporary.
Contact: Melissa | Phone: 845-926-6394 | Email:

Stone Ridge: (August 25, 2017), Max was rescued as a young steer, and has been a beloved companion for six years. His guardian’s circumstances have now changed, and he needs to find a new place to call home. His guardian says that he “acts like a big dog.” He loves to play and “just hang out.” Max is an all-around sweet, loving, healthy, goofy guy.
Contact: | Phone: (845) 389-1740 | Email:

Yorktown Heights: (May 29, 2016), Cosmo is a two year old purebred Dutch Belted Steer born on July 30, 2014. There are fewer than 1,000 of these cattle worldwide and they are currently listed as a critically endangered breed with the livestock conservancy. Cosmo has been fully vaccinated since birth (records upon request). He has been handled since birth so he is very comfortable with humans; he currently weighs a little under 2,000 pounds. He still has his horns but he has never threatened his human handlers. We at Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center are looking to relocate him because we have limited pasture space. We are all very fond of him and are hoping to send him to a sanctuary rather than use him for beef. Additionally, since there are so few of this species left in the world we hope he can contribute to an educational program and showcase this beautiful breed. Please let us know if there is room on your farm for Cosmo; feel free to come by and visit him anytime or call us with any questions you may have.
Contact: Lucille | Phone: 914-962-2368 | Email:



north carolina

Monroe: (Dec. 29, 2016), Four bulls are in need of a new home.
Contact: Susan | Phone: 704-764-7096 | Email:



Salineville: (Oct. 13, 2015), My dad is almost completely blind and he has two steers as pets. He is going to be unable to take care of them and doesn’t want to send them to auction because we know where they would end up at and we would hate for someone to be mean to them or exploit or harm them in any way. We are looking for long term, loving care for our babies. We have limited time as my father will be unable to care for them much longer. The youngest steer is 9 years old.  They are Holstein/Hereford mixes, bonded and accustomed to people as they have been a part of our family since birth.
Contact: Beth | Phone: 330-532-1222 | Email:


Mount Joy: (May 13, 2016), Three cows are in need of a new home. Two are Jerseys, mother and daughter, and the other is a Brown Swiss. Trueheart is a six year old Jersey who had one calf, Bessie, five years ago. Bessie has been nursing since she was born and still does. Tinkerbell is a six year old Brown Swiss cow. All three have been living together on a large pasture with open barn access. They’re all very healthy.
Contact: Robert | Phone: 760-496-8794 | Email:

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Houston: (Feb. 17, 2017), Several cattle are in need of placement, male and female, ranging from calves to 10-year-old bulls. They are currently living on 175 acres and their guardian is hoping to place a couple of them in loving homes. The bulls will be neutered in the coming months. They are current on vaccinations and deworming.
Contact: Amanda | Phone: 979-236-2284 | Email:


Glasgow: (April 7, 2016), The farm has been sold and six sanctuary steers and one cow, including a pair of Scottish Highlander steers, a pair of Belted Galloway steers, one Jersey steer, one Guernsey steer, and a brown and white Holstein cow, all approximately 6 to 7 years old are seeking new pastures and loving, forever homes. Their current guardians would like them to be rehomed in pairs as they’re bonded.

Danny and Nels
Danny is a sweetheart Guernsey steer and a true gentle giant. Despite his size, he’s low man in the pecking order. Nels, a beautiful Jersey steer, loves attention and, like Danny, is very submissive with the other steers. He came to us with Danny from Connecticut when they were 8-month-old calves because the couple who saved them lost their farm. They are now 7 years old.

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Bully and Houdini

Both these boys are rambunctious, playful Belted Galloway steers. Bully came from a New York petting zoo dispersal rescue and Houdini came from a local breeder whose wife didn’t want her pets going to slaughter. They get along well. Houdini is 6 years old and Bully is 7 (Houdini in picture).

Glasgow - Bully & Houdini RESIZED

Freckles and PeeWee

A pair of cute Scottish Highlander/ Highlander-cross steers. They were part of a petting zoo dispersal and auction in upstate New York. PeeWee (on left) is the smaller of the two and he is a character. Both these boys are about 7 years old.

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Heidi, a 7 year old brown and white Holstein, is the odd “man” out, so to speak, being a cow. She was born a twin and so is sterile. As a young calf she helped catch Bully when he escaped from the auction pen in New York and ran amok for a week or so. She kept him company on his trip south to our farm and stayed with us. It would be wonderful if she could find a home with one of the pairs above unless someone already has a bovine companion for her.

Glasgow - Heidi RESIZED


Contact: Gerri | Phone: 540-874-3002 | Email: