Injured Duke Bullock is on the moo-ve again – thanks to a brand new pair of wheels
Posted by BBC England on Wednesday, July 22, 2015
When someone is born with difficult health issues, it can be a struggle to figure out how to make his or her life as easy and fulfilling as others.
Many animals experience this too, facing rejection from their families or even early deaths. This was the fate set for one tiny cow; but everything changed with a little care and kindness from a few animal lovers.
According to Little Things, Duke Bullock was born with dwarfism, meaning he has a shorter spine and legs than normal cows. Because of his condition, Duke was rejected by the other cows in his herd who attacked and severely injured him.
Duke, already in pain from his condition, has difficulty walking and no longer has tangible value as a farm animal. His owner thought the only option left was to put Duke down. Thankfully, Duke was saved by Calf Animal Sanctuary. The group brought Duke in to give him the care and love he desperately needed.
Still, it wasn’t an easy road for the tiny cow. He was unable to use his legs and had to undergo months of physical therapy and treatment to help him get back on his feet.
After it created an online campaign to help Duke find a solution for his leg issues, the sanctuary was able to get a wheeled brace allowing the cow to happily move around his home pastures. His story has touched the hearts of many and has even gained Duke over 6,000 friends on Facebook. Duke’s journey surely proves a little time and love can go a long way in the life of a needy animal.