ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – (UPDATED 10:16 p.m.) At least six cows escaped from a nearby slaughterhouse and packing plant in north St. Louis Thursday afternoon, drawing news choppers, crowds of onlookers and stirring social media with excitement.
All six cows were successfully contained after hours of attempts.
Three of the cows were captured near 20th and Bremen. Two others were contained at Little Sisters of the Poor and the last one at 14th and Destrehan Street.
Actually, one of them escaped being penned at Little Sisters of the Poor and lead authorities on a chase for over a mile.
The wild chase caught the attention of New York-based animal rescue organization, Farm Sanctuary.
The Post Dispatch reports the slaughterhouse owner Omar Hamdan says farm leaders can have the cattle for a price. Director Susie Coston and New Jersey-based group Skylands, says they would come to St. Louis to get the cattle – if they weren’t for sale.
However, Adam Brewer of Chesterfield has started a GoFundMe in effort to buy the cattle their freedom.
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As previously reported:
The cattle reportedly escaped from Star Packing Co. at the corner of Cote Brilliante and Prairie avenues.
Our previous reporting is as follows:
Crowds are gathering as police and others try to corner cows that are running loose in North St. Louis City.
KMOX’s Alex Degman is on the scene. Witnesses tell him that there are multiple cows roaming the area who have reportedly escaped from a nearby slaughterhouse.
He found a bull cornered in a backyard near the corner of 14th and Destrehan streets.