Timothy and his mother Luna were rescued by SoulSpace Farm Sanctuary from a cattle farm in Wisconsin. Both mom and baby had been severely neglected and medical problems had been left to fester. SoulSpace negotiated their release and got them the best possible emergency medical care. Ultimately, they made the difficult but compassionate decision to euthanize Luna due to advanced cancer that was causing her pain. Happily, they learned that Timothy the calf still had a fighting chance at life. SoulSpace isn’t currently configured to accept bovine residents, so they reached out to us for help. We were so happy to be able to offer this sweet little guy a home at Farmaste!
Timothy went blind and had both of his eyes rupture due to untreated pink eye. He is also severely underweight and malnourished – he is about the size of a one-week old calf despite being 2-3 months old. The first week he was with us, he underwent surgery at the University of Minnesota to remove both of his eyes. Removing his infected eyes reduced his discomfort and will allow his body to continue to grow stronger as it no longer has to fight that infection. Timothy remains at the U of M recovering from surgery and trying to overcome a small fever.
We can’t wait to bring Timothy home to Farmaste and introduce him to a seeing friend, who will help him navigate his surroundings. Despite his horrific start to life, Timothy is a very sweet, gentle, and loving calf.
We promise to keep you updated on Timothy’s progress. If you want to contribute to his ongoing costs, please consider becoming his sponsor here.