It's always sad to hear that so many people's easy solution is to just end a life, when it is possible to let it grow instead. Even for a cow.
An unfortunate birthing accident left a happy cow named Fawn with a fractured and swollen knee. Expected to die, the farm manager gave Fawn away to a woman named Jennifer, who happened to be looking for a pet cow at the time.
Sadly, the veterinarian looking after Fawn did not diagnose her injury properly, and Fawn's knee became infected. Eventually, she was unable to put weight on her front knee.
The vet recommended that Jennifer put down the calf, but Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary stepped in and with the help of Cornell University Hospital for Animals, they were able to operate on the cow's legs.