Calf has two old legs and two new legs
The 600-pound calf was hot and tired. It had traveled three hours inside a trailer behind a pickup truck.
The animal was content to lie on the grass behind a building. A team of technicians worked on its hind legs.
When the calf known as Hero heard its name called, the 15-month-old gingerly got up. Unsteadily, it waddled away. It headed toward a snack of green shrubbery.
Hero was fitted for a new pair of high-tech prosthetic devices attached to its back legs.
"I'm so proud," Hero's caretaker, Kitty Martin, exclaimed. "Look at you!"
Martin rescued the animal from Virginia. Frostbite had claimed its hooves.
Martin figures she has spent nearly $40,000 to save the calf. She hopes Hero will grow to 1,500 pounds. He can be a therapy animal for wounded veterans and children with special needs.
"He's got a very bright future right now," Martin said.