Calf Gets Prosthetic Limbs, Presumably So it Can Spend a Few Months Getting More Delicious

Nancy Dickenson and her stepdaughter Martha found a calf with severe frostbite on its hind legs. So of course, they spent thousands of dollars getting it outfitted with prosthetic legs.

The black angus heifer was bought from the neighboring ranch they found it on, and operated on by vets and students at Colorado State University.

It's a sweet story and all, but does this seem a wee bit misguided to anyone else? Thousands of dollars to save a cow that was halfway to burgertown? If you want to help out animals, you could spend that money in a way that would save many animals instead of just one. But hey, it does look pretty adorable! [wtop via Neatorama]