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Hazel (formerly known as Ladybug) and her friend, Cecil come to us from another sanctuary whose animals were profoundly neglected. Thankfully, Rancho Relaxo, a neighboring sanctuary, was able to step in and help facilitate the placement and rescue of the hundreds of animals, including Cecil and Hazel. It’s hard for us to believe that anyone would want to harm them, but their lives were very nearly cut short. Cecil was rescued after he outgrew a roadside attraction where he was being used for photos with young children who were placed on his back. We were told Hazel was rescued from a bidding war where people were offering thousands of dollars for the opportunity to mount her horns for decoration. Surviving their respective histories should have been enough, but sadly, their safe haven let them down and they were in need of a home once again.