Massachusetts woman killed by ‘comfort animal’ sheep

A volunteer at a Massachusetts farm for therapy animals has died after being repeatedly rammed by a sheep, police said.

Kim Taylor, 73, was attacked by the comfort animal at Cultivate Care Farms in Bolton, west of Boston, on Saturday morning.

Taylor, who had been a volunteer at the therapy farm for just over a year, was in the pen alone with the sheep when it charged at her, NBC10 reported.

She suffered extensive injuries and went into cardiac arrest soon after first responders arrived.

The volunteer was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital.

Police said all animals at the farm are comfort animals.

The farm, which describes itself as one of the premier farm-based therapy outpatient programs in the country, said it was devastated by Taylor’s death.

According to police, the sheep repeatedly rammed the volunteer, killing her, on December 5, 2021.
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According to Cultivate Care Farms, all the animals are comfort animals and the loss of Kim Taylor has left them devastated.
According to Cultivate Care Farms, all the animals are comfort animals and the loss of Kim Taylor has left staffers devastated.
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“Kim was beloved by all who worked with her during the 14 months she volunteered at the farm,” the farm’s director, Megan Moran, said in a statement.

“I, along with the Cultivate Care Farms Board and the entire team, wish to express our deepest condolences and our heartfelt love and support to Kim’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”

Taylor’s family said in the statement that they took “solace” in how the farm “gave our mother so much joy through her volunteering.”

Kim Taylor suffered extensive injuries and went into cardiac arrest soon after first responders arrived.
Kim Taylor suffered extensive injuries and went into cardiac arrest soon after first responders arrived.
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Cultivate Care Farms is working with animal control to determine if the sheep will be euthanized.

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