Pike County Animal Rescue Welcomes ‘Christmas Cow’ to Farm

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – Three Mile Creek Farms, in the small community of Dorton, Pike County, has welcomed a “Christmas cow” to its family of backyard friends.

“This boy, all he asked for for Christmas was a cow,” Rob Elkins, owner of Three Mile Creek Farms, said of his three-year-old grandson, Zay. “It worked perfectly when we were able to save a cow, so he got his ‘Christmas cow’ for Christmas.”

“Snowie the Christmas Cow,” as Elkins and her grandson affectionately call him, is less than two weeks old. She came from a farm in Tennessee where her former owners were animal dealers. Elkins said she weighed around 40 pounds when he went to save her and now weighs over 100 pounds a week later.

“She comes from a big farm,” Elkins said. “I think these people probably traded animals. Wholesale horse dealers.

The farm hosts many events throughout the year, including a pumpkin patch and a Christmas tree farm. Elkins says these events and donations mean the world to him and make a difference in caring for animals during harsh winters.

“Honestly, we wouldn’t be able to do it without these events and the donations people send us,” Elkins said.

Elkins says to check out the farm’s social media pages if you’d like to donate or attend one of the farm’s future events.

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