Annie & Violet

Annie & Violet were calves who came from the same dairy farm in Wisconsin five months apart.  Both of them came to us extremely ill at about eight weeks old. Despite receiving excellent care at the University of Minnesota,    both were too sick to recover, and we made the difficult decision to end their suffering within a day of their coming into our care. These calves' deaths were the the result of the farmer not seeking appropriate and timely medical care for their health problems. To him, they were something. To us, they were someone. While they never got to live a life of freedom, we are honored to have been able to show them love and compassion -- even for a brief time. We remember them for the individuals that they were, and for all of the calves that never get a name.