This mother cow and her newborn calf nearly lost everything. Instead, they have a future.
Ruby and her son, Lucas, were rescued last month from Pennsylvania's New Holland livestock auction. Ruby gave birth to Lucas while standing in a kill pen, the ill-named area where animals destined for slaughter are placed. At that moment a horse rescuer walked by and made eye contact with the brand new mother - and knew she couldn't leave them.
"The cow turned and looked at her, and literally had tears running out of her eyes," Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary wrote on Facebook. "Kelly [Smith of Omega Horse Rescue] decided then and there that even though she did not rescue cows, she would save this mother and baby."
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary