Ellie Mae was originally born at the University of Connecticut in 2016 and marked with an ear tag that read: H864D.
Mackenzie met her when she was 3 months old when she had to “train” Ellie for her Animal Science course. At the end of the class assignment Ellie Mae was sent to auction. Mackenzie knew she had to do something to save Ellie, so she attempted to win Ellie during the auction, but unfortunately was outbid by a farmer. For the next three years, Billy and Mackenzie would visit Ellie every weekend and eventually the farmer agreed to let them have Ellie Mae. On May 31, 2019 she FINALLY came home to live at the sanctuary. She inspired Mackenzie and Billy to go vegan and to start the sanctuary, hence the name ;) -Ellie’s favorite food is apples and she loves back rubs. This girl is truly magical.