But then the people at Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary, a refuge for animals in Spain, heard of Kimie and were determined to help turn her hard life around. "The farmer wanted to kill her because the treatment was too expensive and time consuming," Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary told The Dodo. "Our vet knew that we would be willing to try and save her so he brought her here to the sanctuary. It wasn't until she arrived that we realized that she was pregnant!"
When she arrived at the sanctuary, Kimie was only just surviving, the sanctuary said. "Her will to carry on made stronger by the precious unborn baby growing inside her."