When this farmer found the calf, he knew he had to act fast.
When this Rossville, Indiana farmer found a newborn calf lying on the ground, almost completely covered in snow, he knew he had to act quickly to save the helpless calf. So he had a brilliant idea, and the calf was given a second chance!
Dean Gangwer is very attentive to his animals, especially those who are about to give birth, despite the fact that there are more than a hundred cows on his cattle farm.
However, when he saw that one of the cows gave birth overnight, and the cub was sitting on the snow, cold and barely breathing, he was completely stunned.
“He went out alone, which many cows do because they want to be alone”, he told WRTV. “I found this calf in a big old pile of snow”.
Dean didn’t have time to explain how this could happen because the newborn calf was in danger, so he ran for his life.
The man realized that in order for the calf to survive, he needed to raise his body temperature, and the best option that came to mind was to use the hot tub. And it worked great!
“I walked in fully dressed, supported Leroy so that he wouldn’t drown, and together we had a great hour in the bath”, the farmer told WRTV.
“We both came out feeling good and I think the final story will be fantastic for him”.
The calf was already showing signs of recovery from a hot, relaxing bath, so Dean covered him with some blankets. The calf made a full recovery within a few hours and was reunited with his mother.