RANCHER RESCUE: Herald’s photo of Halliday man saving calf goes viral

A submitted photo of Jorden Hausauer of Halliday saving a calf from his ranch went viral Sunday after it was posted on the Dunn County Herald’s Facebook page.

A submitted photo of Jorden Hausauer of Halliday saving a calf went viral Sunday after it was posted on the Herald’s Facebook page.
A submitted photo of Jorden Hausauer of Halliday saving a calf went viral Sunday after it was posted on the Herald’s Facebook page.

By BRYCE MARTIN

Herald Editor

Posted April 19, 2013 

A submitted photo of Jorden Hausauer of Halliday saving a calf from his ranch went viral Sunday after it was posted on the Dunn County Herald’s Facebook page.

Over 30,000 people saw the photo and many chose to leave a comment, primarily backing the rancher’s rescue.

Considering the average 13 inches of snow Dunn County received during Sunday’s freak spring snowstorm, it wasn’t uncommon for ranchers across the county to experience hardships, primarily with their animals.

Kelly Joe Dauwen of Fryburg, N.D. commented on the Facebook photo, saying she wants the national news to cover such stories.

“ … Where (are) all of the PETA and HSUS volunteers? According to groups like them, ranchers don’t care about livestock and have even said things like ‘they’re only in it for the money,’ but I sure didn’t hear of any of them sleeping outside to check cows every hour or more,” she wrote.

Killdeer paramedic Ann Williams Hafner wrote, “That’s a hero for you.”

On the Herald’s website, people continued sharing their comments for Hausauer.

Carol Pausch left a comment praising Hausauer.

“Bless your heart! My brother has cattle and is calving now in this snow and mud. We are 50 miles south of Fargo. I know exactly what you’re experiencing. That is one lucky little calf – you are truly a hero in my eyes!” Pausch wrote.

Halliday was one of the severely effected areas, receiving more than 10 inches of snow. Schools and businesses were closed Monday.

Hausauer did not immediately return requests for an interview.

Contact Bryce Martin at bmartin@countrymedia.net.

 


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