Farmer Uses Hot Tub to Save Frozen Baby Bull

Dean Gangwer is a cattle farmer in Rossville, Indiana. One morning, he found that one of his cows had snuck off to give birth by herself. He found the newborn calf almost frozen to death in a pile of snow.

Gangwer placed the calf on his ATV, then rushed him back home. The bull was near death, so it was essential to quickly bring his body temperature up. A hot bath would do it, but most bath tubs can't accommodate a full-size calf.

Gangwer's solution was to turn on his outdoor hot tub. He climbed in with the calf and warmed him up. Leroy, as they've named him, has made a full recovery. ABC 6 reports:

A day and a half later, Leroy's body temperature was back to normal and he even nursed for the first time Friday morning.

"Leroy's officially done hot-tubbing. Some sunbathing is definitely in his future out in the grass, but definitely his hot tub days are done," Gangwer said.

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His next step should be to travel back in time to prevent the mother cow from escaping in the first place.

-via Nothing to Do with Aborath | Photo: Dean Gangwer

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I really appreciate positive, happy ending animal stories. These stories make me like the world and feel we, as a race, still have the ability and desire to do good and help each other and our animal friends. Thank you!
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