Slidell officer rescues calf in flood, seeks suggestion for name
SLIDELL - A Slidell police officer who saved a calf from flood waters in St. Tammany Parish is now asking for the public's help to pick out a name.
Slidell Police reserve officer Tommy Williams was preparing for rising flood water at his home when he found the calf fighting for its life.
Police say the baby cow was exhausted and hanging on for dear life as the water rose.
"Officer Williams, and his wife Susan got into a pirogue and rescued the calf," Slidell Police posted on their Facebook. "The calf was so exhausted, he fell asleep inside the boat."
Williams contacted the owner of a local stables who agreed to temporarily shelter the calf. Over the past two days, Williams and another officer, Robert Crowell have been nursing the calf back to health by bottle feeding it.
Slidell Police reports that the calf is regaining its energy and is expected to make a full recovery. Williams, who owns a small farm in Picayune, Miss. has committed to adopting the calf.
Williams is currently looking for a name for the baby cow and is asking users to suggest names. If you have a suggestion for a name, post a comment on the Slidell Police Department's Facebook Page.