ROANOKE – Ferdinand the calf is getting stronger after the help of the Franklin County Animal Shelter and Pell Animal Hospital found the cow injured and near-death after being hit by a car.
Blood was coming from his nose and the calf’s eyes were dilated. The cow wasn’t moving.
Still, caregivers like Dr. Clint Martin at Pell Animal Hospital didn’t give up trying to save Ferdinand’s life. They contacted Angels of Assisi in Roanoke, who immediately responded, giving the injured calf medical attention.
Eventually, Ferdinand ate, stood up, and moo’ed.
The calf was given the name Ferdinand and taken to Harmony Farm Sanctuary, where he remains in critical condition.
A Facebook post over the weekend on the Angels of Assisi Facebook Page shows the calf sitting comfortably and wrapped up. On Saturday, Ferdinand had breakfast, medicine and completed range of motion exercises.
“We’re not out of the woods by any means, but [we are] still giving this guy every chance we can,” the post said.
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