As with many of the Tilted Tavern Animals, we don't always find them but they find us! Bugzee had a rather nasty encounter with a pack of coyotes at only a few days old. His mom was able to fight them off but the damage had already been done. Bugzee sustained severe wounds to 90% of his back and with the wet weather at the time, maggots had started to claim him.
Already near death and unable to pay for the intensive medical treatment that it would take to save him, Bugzee's owner released him to our care.
It took months of long hours caring for his wounds, but now you'd never know the rough start this sweet little calf had. We give a lot of credit to Bugzee's miraculous recovery to our sweet pet dairy cow Violet who, after just having her first baby herself (Lavender), adopted Bugzee as her own. She is responsible for giving him the amazing nutrition and motherly love that he needed to make a full recovery. Without a care in the world, now his biggest concern in life is keeping up with his big sister Lavender.
Bugzee's Upkeep Per Year:
*Yearly Veterinary Wellness Exam (unfortunately I don't have the equipment for large cattle so this may be done by another veterinary practice and includes physical exam, vaccines, deworming, ect.).....$75
*Summer Fly Control.....$25
*Feed/Treats/Mineral Blocks ect.....$150
Total..... ~$400/ year
(these numbers are based off of last year's care cost and will be subject to change as his needs or prices do. We are very open about all cost and care details, so if you would like specifics please contact us)
If you would like to sponsor Bugzee or help with any of his upkeep please click on the sponsor link above