Little Blitzen and Alexander are what the stockyard considers a “by-product” of the dairy industry. Tiny calves like these are basically worthless at an auction and have little to no chance of a decent quality of life.
Fortunately the kind hearted souls at Farm Sanctuary took pity on them as their bidding price dropped to below $1. Too sick to come home, the calves were immediately rushed to the Cornell University Hospital where veterinarians saved their lives.
Now Blitzen, Alexander, and another rescued calf named Lawrence can finally see their new home.
They owe their lives to the generosity of supporters who have donated to the Emergency Rescue Fund that strives to save the lives of baby animals left to die because they are undesirable in the industry in which they were born.
Watch the video below as Susie Coston, the national shelter director for Farm Sanctuary tells the story of hope and redemption for three little calves who were simply born in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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