"It was awful," Burritt said. "She was pleading with us. She would look you right in the eye, and just scream. You knew something was wrong, and it was just hard trying to figure out how we could help and what we could do."
A Mennonite family used to own Maybelle, and they didn't have a phone, so the sanctuary staff couldn't call and ask about a possible calf. Jay Weiner, the sanctuary's cofounder, ended up driving back to the farm with a trailer, just in case Maybelle did have a baby.
When Weiner arrived at the farm, and explained the situation to the farmer, the farmer pointed out Miles, a 9-month-old calf. Not just any baby - Maybelle's baby.