Christabelle (cow). Arrived 3 March 2016
Christabelle is a beautiful chocolate brown Jersey cow who came to us as a spent “milker” from a dairy farm – destined for slaughter because she had become unproductive. They had tried to get her to calve again, but were unsuccessful; she became a worthless liability rather than a productive commodity to the dairy facility.
We were shocked by the condition of her hooves – she was unable to run or walk properly due to the length of them. Two vets were horrified at the state of them and we had them trimmed down as best possible in mid March and will be further shaped after a bit of wet weather, when they are softer, but even after initial trim she was immediately able to run and frolic in the paddocks!
She endured a journey of almost four hours to get to her final home here at Happy Hooves and we welcome her with open arms and hearts, expecting nothing from her and providing her with all she needs to live a healthy, happy life – good feed, clean and plentiful water, swift medical attention if required and of course the delightful bovine company of Ellen DeHeiferis and Busta Moo.
Would you like to help us to take care of Christabelle? One off donations and sponsorship gifts are available now to support our work. Thank you for caring about farm animals.
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