Meet Luna the blind rescue cow and watch her finally get to play outside for the first time
After emergency eye surgery she’s grazing in the fields and playing with her ‘adopted calves'
Meet Luna, a cow who was born blind and grew up chained to a tiny stall on a dairy farm — until being adopted and saved from slaughter at the age of 12. When Megan and Mike of Black Goat Farm & Sanctuary first took Luna in, her muscles were so weak from never being used that she could barely stand, and she was really timid around humans.
Not long after her arrival, Luna's eyes started showing signs of irritation and they knew that she desperately needed surgery to avoid dangerous infection. Because of her old age and large size, many vet clinics would not perform the operation but thankfully, Dr. Travis Strong came to the rescue.
Since the surgery, Luna has gained the strength and confidence to leave the comfort of the barn, and has started frolicking in the fields for the first time in her life. After falling on the first few attempts, she now plays with her newly adopted baby cows, who act as her "eyes" and guide her around the field. She's much more comfortable around humans now, too — Megan and Mike can now stroke and pet her face. Check out the video below to watch Luna's rescue story and see how the surgery, along with the sanctuary have given her a new lease on life.
It was generous donations that made Luna's care possible and Black Goat Farm & Sanctuary, in their quest to expand, continues to rely on support from the public. You can visit their website at https://blackgoatfarm.com