Double-amputee calf makes stop in Henrico County

Posted at 7:37 PM, Jul 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-10 19:42:45-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va -- A Virginia calf made a stop in Henrico County today for a check up on its two prosthetic legs. Hero, who lost its hooves to frostbite, got a new set of prosthetics in Texas a couple months ago.

Experts at Hanger Prosthetics And Orthotics  in the Merchants Walk Shopping Center saw Hero for a couple of hours Friday. Employees at the store hope to repair the current set of legs and find a way to make them last longer.

The abandoned Calf was rescued from a frozen field in Augusta County, Virginia in April of 2013.

“Hero's hooves are custom made of urethane and titanium, the connecting components are titanium and carbon fiber and the sockets that attach to his legs are carbon fiber and acrylic resin," according to the Associated Press.

According to the AP, Hero is the nation's first double-amputee calf with prosthetics.