A young steer who broke out of a slaughterhouse in northern New Jersey, swam across a river and ran through city streets was being taken Wednesday to an animal sanctuary in New York where a “comfy straw bed” awaits him.
The black-and-white steer was rescued by a volunteer with the Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary who picked him up this morning after tracking down the slaughterhouse, said Jenny Brown, a co-founder of the nonprofit center in south-central New York.
“You had to see the spectators — people were rooting for the cow,” said the city’s chief animal control officer, John DeCando.
“The owner of the slaughterhouse [said], that that cow deserves to live, and, yes, he does. So the cow is going to a farm. He’ll live out the rest of his life,” he said, adding that was why the slaughterhouse owner was not charged in the incident.– msnbc
Update – comfy bed (as promised), good hay to munch on AND peace to enjoy them both along with Kayli and Maybelle keeping a watchful eye out.
Mike is doing well!!!
Just sat with him for a few moments and he feels calm and once again there’s that warm fuzzy feeling because he knows he’s safe.
What a turnaround in less than 24 hours…thanks to everyone for kind words, great support and donations.-WFAS Facebook