Susie, a friend of the
Sanctuary, contacted us last month regarding a little bottle fed calf – Morty!
Morty was born on an Angus beef farm
in the southwest. He was a large baby, weighing in at over 45kg at birth, and as a
result, presented with abnormal front knees.
Fortunately, the farmer organised a
vet to treat Morty’s legs, and his knees underwent corrective strapping.
As Morty required many weeks of hand feeding, he was in need of a new family.
After hearing his story, Susie soon had the sweet little calf on the road to a new life in the Valley!
Morty’s legs are
recovering well, and he is mastering both running and jumping.
He loves chin
scratches, licking hands and snuggling in his straw each night, and has the
gentlest moo we’ve ever heard.
Susie for coordinating Morty’s arrival – he’s a very special grass puppy
and wins every heart he meets!