When 54 rescued cows first arrived at the VSPCA, they drank liters and liters of water before even touching their food. They are now recovering from malnutrition, dehydration, and wounds.
They were rescued from a lorry transporting them illegally to slaughter.
On August 5, at Marikavalasa village, near Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, workers from the VSPCA (Visakha Society for the Protection and Care of Animals) Shelter encountered the lorry filled with cows, just four miles from the shelter. They had spotted some of the heads of the cows at the very top. The cows were in deplorable condition.
The driver fled, and, with the assistance of the police, VSPCA shelter managers B. Sarada and Raj, were able to rescue all the cows, taking them to the VSPCA shelter.
Happily, one of the cows, who was about to give birth, now has a healthy, adorable, newborn calf. Mother and baby are both doing fine, and will be able to live out their lives at the shelter.
The VSPCA shelter cares for 1500 animals, including many rescued cattle, with the cows and bulls living separately. Every animal is valued and well-cared for. VSPCA’s ABC (spay-neuter) programs have also helped tens of thousands of community dogs in Visakhapatnam and surrounding areas.
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Photo: Courtesy of VSPCA