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Animal Love

My Animal Acres Birthday – Sweet Cowboy!

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At my birthday party at Animal Acres, there was also a baby calf named Cowboy…I fell in love! Animal Acres rescuers found him in West Hollywood, where he was left beside an apartment building, caged in by shopping carts – the only barrier separating him from a large dog. He did not have any shelter from the scorching heat, and had been left with only a small water bowl, which he was too young to drink from.

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When he was rescued, Cowboy was very thin and weak, and had large patches of hair loss on his back. He was placed into a rehabilitation pen at Animal Acres, and his daily treatments and special feedings began. Day by day, he grew stronger, and less fearful, and on the seventh day, he did a little calf dance (kicked up his back legs) and his caretakers knew he was well on the road to recovery.

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It’s horrible to imagine what would have happened to Cowboy had Animal Acres not been able to rescue him. They believe he might have been used for dog fighting bate, a backyard barbeque, or a similar horrific fate. At Animal Acres, Cowboy thrived with nourishing food (and lots of bottles filled with electrolytes – kind of like cow gatorade) and tender-loving care.

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Cowboy loved to play with visitors and pretty much everyone who met him fell in love! So much so, that he was recently adopted by a family on a neighboring farm. It’s wonderful when animals find loving forever-homes, because that means Animal Acres can rescue another animal in need.

Have you ever fed a baby cow?

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