NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) – A calf that was found emaciated in Nevada County earlier this year is now living its best life at an animal sanctuary.
The calf, named Herbert, was found by Nevada County Animal Control officers during a welfare check of a property. Herbert was emaciated, dehydrated and couldn’t walk due to a severe joint injury to one of his legs.READ MORE: Man Rescues Kitten Caught In Floodwaters At Sacramento Park
Officers took Herbert to a veterinarian immediately.READ MORE: Report: California Not Enforcing Its Vaccine Mandate On State Workers
There was talk about amputation and possibly even euthanasia, but Nevada County’s animal control officers were set on the idea that Herbert could make a full recovery with proper care.
Four months later, thanks to the work of the vet team and the care of a loving foster mom, Herbert was well enough to be taken to his new forever home – a 5,000-acre animal sanctuary.MORE NEWS: Plenty Of Capacity, Adequate Pumping Facilities Helped Sacramento Avoid Rainfall Catastrophe During Storm
In video posted by the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, Herbert looks to be loving his new life.