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Thorne & Sprout  

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Can you welcome Thorne & Sprout   into your home?

Each year in Australia, over 400,000 calves are born on dairy farms and are deemed as “waste” or “surplus”. Thorne and Sprout were two of those calves. From the moment they were born, males on a dairy farm, they faced the unimaginable fate. 

Male calves in the dairy industry are often seen this way as they offer little financial gain to a farmer.  

 Like many before them, they are often “disposed of” on the farm or sent on a truck to a slaughterhouse within the first few weeks of their life.  

 This is the heartbreaking reality thousands of calves face each day on dairy farms across Australia.  

Thorne and Sprout, once facing this horrible reality, are lucky to now be safe in short-term foster care. Thanks to the generosity of donors, two more precious lives have now been spared. 

Now healthy and full of life, Thorne and Sprout are ready to find their forever home. 

This is just the beginning of Thorne and Sprout’s story, with the best chapters of their lives yet to be written. Will their happy ever after be with you? 

The ideal home for Thorne and Sprout is one that has good fencing to keep them secure, a shelter to keep them warm and dry, paddocks of pasture to graze upon and a family to love them as companions, not commodities.  

Sprout is your go-with-the-flow calf, charming everyone with his sweetness. A little reserved at first, Sprout quickly warms up to new friends, fitting in seamlessly with all his farm and human friends. He loves human interactions and enjoys playing with other animals.  

Thorne is the playful extrovert of the pair. With his strong-willed personality, Thorne certainly knows how to keep you on your toes. This cheeky boy has a tendency to sneak a drink from other calves’ milk, showcasing his clever and mischievous side.   

But don’t worry, Thorne means no harm; he’s just a bit over-enthusiastic when it comes to breakfast time and with some guidance from his carer he will move away! He loves to be the centre of attention and easily stands out as the “cool calf” amongst the other rescue calves, with his playful nature and adventurous spirit 

Sprout and Thorne will be an enjoyable addition to any family. 

If you have a forever home filled with unconditional love, please click the ‘Apply to adopt’ button below to start your adoption journey today.  

By opening your home to Thorne and Sprout, not only do you get the joy of adding two companions into your life, but your decision to adopt has a life-changing impact on the lives of other calves. For every calf adopted, another can be rescued.   

Thank you for your interest in adopting with ‘Til The Cows Come Home – your kindness will help transform a life.

Please fill out this short form and a member of our team will be in touch with you as soon as we can.

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