A cow visits Yorktown beach to meet and pose for photos with police officers

(Courtesy of Life with Pigs)

YORKTOWN— Life with Pigs Farm Animal Sanctuary took a day trip to Yorktown Beach with her 3-year-old cow, Maisie, last week where she stopped to pose for photos with officers from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

“She was so excited, almost as excited as the four police officers from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Department who came to meet her,” Ryan Phillips, founder of Life with Pigs, said of the Aug. 14 trip. “She absolutely loved the experience.”

Life with Pigs is a Williamsburg-based non-profit animal shelter that takes in animals in need and gives them second chances. When the animals are taken to the sanctuary, they are given a forever home.

(Courtesy of Life with Pigs)

The local nonprofit has taken in a wide range of animals, including cows, chickens, turkeys, sheep, pigs, geese and dogs.

The organization’s community outreach involves bringing animals to public places so people can interact with them.

Life with Pigs says they often put people in contact with animals that are considered food animals to help them realize that they deserve the right to live as happily as dogs or cats.

For more information on living with pigs, please see the organization’s website or follow his Facebook page.