Jaqueline the cow

Jaqueline the cow

Jaqueline was brought here in late Autumn in 2013. A Vet had been called out to carry out a caesarean on her as she was too young, in too poor condition, to be able to give birth naturally. She was tied to a gate on the edge of a field that resembled a battle field, nothing but deep mud, pools of filthy water that the other cattle had difficulty moving through.

The calf was delivered, a white/blonde heifer calf who we managed to massage life into. Mum had no milk, she was thin and now had a wound about 24 inches long.

The owner was proposing to turn cow and calf back out with the other cattle, to join them in the mud bath. They would both have been lucky to have survived for 24 hours in those conditions.

We struck a deal with the owner and brought them back to the sanctuary, to the shelter of a straw bed, feed for mum and bottles of milk for the calf.

They both thrived, put on weight, Jacqueline lost the haunted look she arrived with, although she can still give the evil eye to strangers.

Jacqueline and her calf Josephine will stay together for life.

Please help us look after Jaqueline by adopting now

Next: Percy the pig

Photography © Maria Slough

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