ELIZABETH, Colo. — It's hard to argue that fate didn't save the life of a baby cow that was found on the back patio of a home in the Independence housing community in Elizabeth.
That's where Candice Ensign came to the rescue. The Brand Inspector called her to see if she knew anything about the calf that had been found.
"We got real lucky," Ensign explained. "Everything aligned,. The stars aligned."
It turns out, a farmer had cleared the pasture of his cattle and didn't realize a calf was left behind.
"This calf had been on 1,000 acres of coyote-infested land," Ensign said. "We got to her just in time."
Ensign runs a nonprofit called Journey with Equus, which is primarily used as a horse sanctuary. Her land is next to the neighborhood where the calf was found. After talking with the rancher, they both agreed the best place for the calf would be at the sanctuary.
"We're very much about giving every life an opportunity," Ensign said. "I've never bottle-fed a cow before but we're making it work."
The calf has a new name: Moo-kayla.
"She's doing great. She's probably gained about 10 pounds already," Ensign said. "She's our little Christmas miracle."
Journey With Equus is a nonprofit and is always in need of donations to take care of all the animals, including Moo-kayla.
If you want to help out, click here.