A calf that spent several days on the loose in Massachusetts is now a companion for a blind cow that recently lost a pig playmate.

The cow, Baby, lives at the Don't Forget Us Pet Us animal sanctuary in Dartmouth.

The unnamed calf had escaped from Robinson's Livestock and was returned to the farm last week. It had been destined for the slaughterhouse. But Jean Briggs saw stories about its escape, used her tax refund to buy the calf from Robinson's for $450 and turned it over to the sanctuary.

Deborah Devlin, who runs the sanctuary, says the timing is perfect. She says Baby's friend for the last eight years, Lulu the pig, died Sunday and that the cow was heartbroken.

The cow and the calf were introduced Tuesday.