A calf named Blitzen received a second chance at life after the kindhearted folks at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY pulled him from dire conditions.
Blitzen was underweight, malnourished, abandoned, and put up for sale in an auction. And an auction is not a place for a calf by any means. There, they are labeled with numbers, pushed and prodded into chaotic auction rings for bidding. The terrified and confused farm animals range in all age and condition, but they are generally all treated in a similar callous manner that usually result in the same miserable end.
The good people from Farm Sanctuary often go into these environments and pull out the worst animals who need help the most. Blitzen was one of these cases who needed that help.
Blitzen was the smallest, initially taken to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals with two other calves who were also rescued. Because he and the other babies were denied the nutrients in their mother’s vital colostrum, they had very low protein levels.
Blitzen had a number of health issues that had to be attended to after his rescue. He was sick with pneumonia and required multiple blood transfusions, among other issues.
But this kicking calf made a comeback with the others and pulled through along with the others and in the end the story ends well with love, affection, and a new home.
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[Featured Image: Farm Sanctuary]