HERNDON, Va. (WUSA) - Henry the human meets Henry the cow. The toddler's careful not to get too close, but it's the calf that's got a real reason to be afraid of people.
Last week, someone entered the Kidwell Barn at the Frying Pan Park Farm and cut Henry across the head. They also slashed two goats and a chicken. Initially the animals were traumatized by the horrible attack but they are on the mend.
Henry the calf had to have eight stitches and eight staples put into his head. He is doing much better. He is eating more, seems a lot less skittish around humans, and the good news is that he is expected to make a full recovery.
The attack on Henry and the other animals came one month to the day after three horses were stabbed in a nearby field.
Fairfax County Police say that at this point other than the proximity and location, there is not a lot of physical evidence that they can talk about and link the attacks. However, said a Police spokeswoman, "It makes sense that we are going to be working both of them."
Police have had a few leads but now the community's come together to fund a reward for anyone with information that leads to an arrest. There has been an outpouring from anonymous donors that now totals $7,500.
The farm's staff members believe that somebody must know something and are hoping whoever does will share it with them.
Until then, police and park staff are working together to beef up security. They say the reason they cannot describe exact measures is because they do not want to divulge the specific actions they've taken, actions that could include cameras, night patrols, anything to keep the animals and their visitors safe.