I'm Norman

Norman is a  Black Angus calf born on a cattle ranch in Central California. Destined for the meat market, you could say his luck changed when his inexperienced mother abandoned him in the field where he was calved. A kind ranch hand saw Norman alone, hungry and cold, so he picked up the tiny calf and took him home. Knowing that Norman would someday weigh over 1500 lbs, he decided he’d better find him a more suitable home. He introduced Norman around his rural neighborhood and a family with a few acres, two mini horses and a barn took him in. The family continued round-the-clock bottle feedings and halter trained the young calf. Unfortunately, it was found that he needed a costly lifesaving hernia surgery. The family contacted Alma Bonita and it was clear to us we were Norman’s last hope. We set out with our trailer to do our first ABAR cow rescue, and Little Norman was even more precious than we had anticipated! After a successful fundraiser, Norman had his big surgery and recovered quickly. Today, Norman has a lifetime home with Alma Bonita Animal Rescue. He is a fan favorite with his big mooos and even bigger personality!