EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- The First Avenue Shelter says they have an animal there that they've never had before.
Van, a week-old calf, was rescued Thursday from a Kinsrow Boulevard parking lot.
Officers were called to an abandoned cow inside a U-Haul van. When they responded, they found the calf locked inside the van with one window down and surrounded by urine and feces. There was no water.
Officers say the U-Haul van had Arizona plates, but because rental agreements are confidential they have no way of knowing who left Van inside the van.
The calf was taken to the shelter where volunteers are now feeding him by bottle every couple of hours. They told NewsSource 16 they got a flood of calls the minute they put his pictures online.
Van is in good health now that he has been rescued. Volunteers say his umbilical cord was still attached, so it is likely he is less than a week old.
Officer Berry with Eugene Animal Services told NewsSource 16 they are really hoping someone comes forward, although the person who comes forward will likely face animal negligence 2.