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UPDATE: Rescue organization hopes to be a "Hero" to a hurt animal

By Susan Bahorich
Published On: May 29 2013 02:03:29 PM EDT
Updated On: Jun 02 2013 06:51:05 PM EDT
UPDATE: Rescue organization hopes to be a "Hero" to a hurt animal
AUGUSTA CO., Va. -

UPDATE: 6/2/13, 12:50p.m.

An animal rescue group is over the moon after getting some good news.

We told you about "Hero" the cow last week.

Hero lost his hooves after a late winter freeze.

It turns out he won't have to go on a cross country trip to get prosthetics.

The Selah Ranch All Animal Rescue in Augusta County, which has taken Hero in, says a specialist at Colorado State University thinks there maybe an easier way.

He thinks "Hero" could get around with specially-made leather boots -which would be less expensive.

The owners of Selah Ranch say a number of people have donated money for the Colorado trip and they want to return those funds.

Visit Selah Ranch's facebook page or call: (540) 414-2444 for more information.

 

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Whether it's horses, goats or dogs - no one gets turned away at the Selah Ranch All Animal Rescue.

"We're a Christian based rescue," explains founder Kitty Martin, "We promised God that as long as he made a way for us to take care of 'em, we would make it."

Kitty and Rick Martin took that leap of faith nearly three-years ago to make sure mistreated animals have a place to go.

Explains Martin, "Humans have done the abuse to them and I want to be the one to show them that humans aren't all bad."

Once they met "Hero" the calf, they were glad they did.

"Hero" came to the Martins after he lost his back hooves during a big freeze.
Just 3-months old, he tries to stand on his own, but his stumps won't hold his weight.

"He's my project right now. And, he needs help," says Martin.

The family has been in a contact with a vet from Colorado State who has made animal prosthetics before and says he can help, but it won't come cheap.

To raise the more than five-thousand dollars for surgery and expenses, the Martins are raffling off a donated saddle.
While they don't have the money right now, they have faith they'll be able to swoop in and save the day for "Hero."

"He's going to walk again on his own, I just know it," says Martin.

If you'd like to help, visit Selah Ranch's facebook page or call: (540) 414-2444.