LAURENS COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Laurens County Animal Control made an unusual rescue on Wednesday.
Animal Control officers seized a young calf on a cruelty case from Collins Street in Watts Mill Road.
A livestock veterinarian said the calf — named Borden by animal control — was too young to be removed from its mother and was extremely malnourished, weighing only 60 pounds.
Animal Control officials said the calf also had maggots in its hooves and tail, as well as had pneumonia.
Big Oaks Rescue Farm in Greenwood has taken Borden in.
While en route to Big Oaks, Borden was treated to a cooler ride in the front seat of the animal control officer’s vehicle. The animal control officer said the back of the truck was hot and wanted the calf to be comfortable.
The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating the case.