When he was just 2 days old, a calf named JD was rescued from horrible conditions.
His odds didn’t look good, but workers at the Road To Refuge Animal Sanctuary refused to give up on him. Fortunately, their efforts paid off in a beautiful way!
JD was separated from his mama not long after birth, so he wasn’t able to feed or get the nutrients he needed to support his immune system. By the time people from the animal sanctuary got to him, they didn’t know if he would survive, but that didn’t stop them from trying everything they could think of to help him!
“We thought he started to go septic due to an underlying respiratory infection because of the lack of antibodies,” said Megan Pereira, the sanctuary’s founder. “[The vets] treated him with antibiotics, lots of love, and supportive care, and he slowly just started to improve.”
Unfortunately, JD took another turn for the worse not long after. He started to show signs of dehydration, which again threatened his chances of survival. At that point, the staff gave him antibiotics, electrolytes, and plenty of TLC.
This time, the treatment seemed to work! Slowly but surely, JD become healthier and healthier and is now thriving at the sanctuary!
These days, Megan prefers to describe him as a “goofball.”
Not only is JD doing better, but he’s also gained a huge Facebook following! During his treatment and recovery, the sanctuary posted updates on his health, and their followers quickly became attached.
One person even sent JD a giant teddy bear, which he now snuggles up to every day!
This sweet boy will never have to worry again because he’ll be spending his days in peace alongside the sanctuary’s other rescued animals. We can’t wait to watch him grow up!
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