CARING COW ACTS AS SURROGATE MOTHER TO BALLYCANEW FOAL

A young farmer in County Wexford is being praised for pairing an orphaned foal with a caring cow as a surrogate mother

Charlie Devereux from the Ballycanew area came up with the idea after foster mares for young foal Thomas weren’t bonding with the horse.

The 8 year old suggesting matching Thomas with an injured cow Rusty who has acted as a mother figure ever since.

Charlie’s father Des told South East Radio, Rusty’s maternal instincts meant she wasn’t going to leave the foal on his own:

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