But at first, this little calf didn't seem long for this world.
He was feverish and couldn't even lift his head. Murphy piled blankets on him, trying to keep him warm. And tried to replace the mother's milk he had been missing - the milk all babies need to build their immune system.
When the veterinarian arrived, her diagnosis was devastating "The first thing she asked was, 'Are you going to eat him?'" Murphy says.
"No. We're going to save him," she replied. "We're a sanctuary."
The veterinarian left, after expressing grave doubts about Albert's chances.
But then Albert, so desperate for a miracle, got a kind of bovine intervention.
"I got down on my knees," Murphy recalls, her voice breaking. "And I prayed for a miracle."
Then she turned to Albert and whispered in his ear: "You know, Albert. I just want to see you as a great big bull one day. I know you can do it, baby. I know you can do it. Because, one day, people from all over this community are going to know about you.
"You're going to touch so, so many lives."