And the mother has reason to be protective: After the hell the animals went through at the backyard butcher, in barns so full of filth and ammonia it stung the eyes of their rescuers, both babies are very sick. "Both have pneumonia and both arrived with super high temperatures, very shaky. They could not walk to the trailer and had to be carried, which upset mom," Coston said.
This family of three went from a pen where "there were wet feces and mud up to your ankles ... the barn smell was unreal. The ammonia burned your eyes," Coston said. Rescuers couldn't enter the barn without wearing masks or covering their faces with their shirts, "and this is where they lived 24 hours a day."