Newborn calf dumped on roadside still wet with afterbirth
We got a call on our helpline that a newborn calf had just been dumped on the side of the road somewhere in Udaipur. When our ambulance arrived, our rescue team found a tiny little boy calf, curled up in a ball and unbelievably still wet with afterbirth. He had just been dumped by a dairy farmer who didn’t want the calf to drink any of his mother’s milk, so that the milk could be sold instead.
To supply consumers demand for milk, male calves born into dairy farms around the world are tragically separated from their mothers just like this.
The little boy was terrified and barely moving when we found him. We scooped him up and rushed him back to Animal Aid’s shelter and immediately started bottle feeding him the milk he so desperately needed. We named this precious angel Dil which means “heart” in Hindi, and his nature truly is full of love. The depth of sorrow you are going to feel when you see him so alone and fragile on the side of the road, might just be out-done by the joy of seeing Dil growing up. Watch his first time coming out of the baby pen and meeting the Big Boys of our sanctuary. Dil can’t quite believe his eyes–or his feet. They truly do seem to have wings. Not surprising–he is an angel.
Whether a kitten or a calf, every life is precious.
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