The Dudley Story
a Visual Sherpa production
Get ready to laugh, cry, and be inspired by Dudley's incredible journey.
Dudley was taken away from his mom when he was only a month old. He was shipped to auction and ended up at a cattle ranch, to be fattened up and slaughtered. At some point during his ordeal, Dudley got tangled in some bailing twine, cutting off all circulation to his foot–severing it completely. Hobbling around on 3 legs, his body began deteriorating and he was heading down a path to destruction.
In an act of compassion, the rancher took pity and did his best to help, but could not manage the young bull’s injury. The Gentle Barn was called in and rushed Dudley to the University Tennessee Animal Hospital. After multiple surgeries he was fitted with a new prosthetic foot and underwent months of physical rehabilitation. Throughout it all, Dudley demonstrates how a kind and playful spirit can help guide us through life's toughest challenges. He now spends his life at the Gentle Barn Tennessee, helping children and adults find the courage and wisdom to persevere through their own life challenges.