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Massachusetts woman volunteering at farm dies after being attacked by a sheep

A woman who was volunteering at a farm was killed when a sheep attacked her on Saturday in Wellesley, police said.

Kim Taylor, 73, a retired nurse, was alone in the pen feeding livestock, when a sheep repeatedly rammed her, according to a Police Department statement.

Police and medical workers responded shortly after 9:00am Taylor, who went into cardiac arrest, was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.




There were no witnesses to the incident.

Besides staff workers, volunteers help run the farm. It is a nonprofit farm that focuses on therapy, wellness and community outreach. It houses a range of animals including goats, sheep, alpacas and rabbits.

“Kim was beloved by all who worked with her during the 14 months she volunteered at the farm,” Megan Moran, farm director, said in a statement.



“I, along with the Cultivate Care Farms Board and the entire team, wish to express our deepest condolences and our heartfelt love and support to Kim’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”

Officials are now working with Cultivate Farm to determine the fate of the sheep involved in the attack, according to police.