Volunteer at Bolton farm dies after being injured by sheep

Kim Taylor, 73-year-old woman from Wellesley, was a longtime volunteer.

A volunteer at Cultivate Care Farms in Bolton is dead after being injured by a sheep, according to Bolton police.

The 73-year-old woman — identified today as Kim Taylor of Wellesley — suffered serious injuries after a sheep charged and “repeatedly rammed her” on Saturday morning around 9 a.m.

Taylor went into cardiac arrest and was taken to Marlborough Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

Cultivate Care Farms, located at 401 Main St. in Bolton, offers “farm-based therapy” where clients can work with animals on the farm to help work through mental health challenges.

Taylor was reportedly a longtime volunteer at the farm.


“Therapy sessions involve activities that promote health and wellness for the client, the animals, and the farm,” according to Cultivate Care Farms’ website.

Police reported that animal control and farm staff are working to determine what to do with the sheep.

The farm was scheduled to host a Winter Market on Saturday morning, but wrote on Facebook it was canceled due to “unforeseen events.” The post has since been deleted.

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