Ferdinand had already spent enough time alone in the woods after his miraculous escape. Nation wanted to give him the home he deserved, complete with friends. That's when she decided to contact Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, Maryland.
"He's a young, healthy, sweet calf who deserves to be with other cows and have acres to roam," Nation said. "His story had a rough start, but we promised him we would do everything we could to insure his freedom. A lonely calf on an acre is not freedom."
Luckily, Terry Cummings, director of Poplar Spring, agreed to welcome Ferdinand with open arms — but Ferdinand would have to change his name.
"We already have a goat named Ferdinand!" Cummings told The Dodo. "We changed his name from Ferdinand to Wallace."