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Calf Fitted With Prosthetic Legs

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February 3, 2014
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When a retired Texas truck driver and animal lover heard about a calf unable to walk because of frostbitten legs, she wanted to help. The calf is now walking with a pair of prosthetic limbs and is getting a new home. (Feb. 3) Video provided by AP


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