A 73-year-old woman reportedly died after repeatedly being rammed by sheep while volunteering at a Massachusetts farm.
People reported that the woman, who has been identified as Kim Taylor, was volunteering inside a sheep pen at Cultivate Care Farms in Bolton, Massachusetts. That is when one sheep began to repeatedly ram her. She then went into cardiac arrest shortly after first responders arrived on the scene. Taylor was transported to the hospital, where she died from extensive injuries.
Following the unfortunate incident, Cultivate Care Farms issued a statement revealing more details about Taylor’s experience in the sheep pen. No witnesses were present. Megan Moran, the director of Cultivate Care Farms, shared, “Kim was beloved by all who worked with her during the 14 months she volunteered at the farm. I, along with the Cultivate Care Farms Board and the entire team, wish to express our deepest condolences and our heartfelt love and support for Kim’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”
Taylor’s family also stated they wish everyone to respect their privacy at this time. “Cultivate continually gave our mother so much joy through her volunteering. And we take solace in that.”
Cultivate Care Farms then noted it has no further details but is working with investigators as they review the incident. “We are continuously updating preventative measures and training. To ensure the safety of staff and volunteers.”
The farm added, “We ask that you please respect the highly sensitive nature of this devastating accident for the family of Kim. Refer any queries directly to our media relations team.”
Authorities Investigate the Sheep Ramming Incident at Cultivate Care Farms
According to Boston 25, the Bolton Police Department issued a statement about Taylor being injured by the sheep. “As of Saturday and Sunday, [The Bolton] Animal Control [officer] and [the farm] administration were consulting with the state vet, an epidemiologist, and state agriculture,” Bolton Police Chief Warren Nelson confirmed.
Nelson further reported that Taylor was still alive when the first responders arrived to the sheep pen. “She was able to talk to officers.”
Meanwhile, Taylor’s daughters issued a statement of their own on Monday. “Our mother was not only a great mother, grandmother, and friend, but was also a huge animal lover. She found joy in her weekly volunteering at Cultivate Care Farms in Bolton, MA. This accident was tragic and we are so very sad.”
Taylor’s daughter further reveals that she was a nurse for more than 30 years. She recently retired after caring for patients in the Critical Care Unit at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton. “She was an avid knitter, cook, and Red Sox fan. She greeted others while walking her dogs. And always found joy on these outdoor walks.”