On Wednesday, June 7, Howard County Animal Control captured an escaped cow found wandering the streets in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Howard County Animal Control is searching for the owner of the escaped cow. The cow was found near Rogers Avenue and Old Frederick Road in historic Ellicott City. Howard County Animal Control tranquilized the young Holstein steer, a male, and returned him to the Howard County Animal Shelter. They are attempting to find the owner of the cow.
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The cow at the Howard County Animal Shelter[/caption]
The animal shelter released the final statement:
"We are trying to locate the owner of this young Holstein steer who was running at large in Ellicott City. He is not injured just recovering from transport medications. Anyone with information about the owner should contact Animal Control at 410-313-2780. We would like to reunite him with his herd."
It is possible that the cow escaped from the J W Treuth & Sons Inc, a local butcher. The butchery is less than two miles away from where Animal Control tranquilized and apprehended the bovine. Individuals on Facebook are tagging friends and sharing the post in an attempt to identify the owner and to return the cow to its owner.
This isn't the first time cows have been loose in suburbia.
Just last month, on May 9, two cows, a calf, and a bull escaped
from a farm near Leesburg, Virginia. Authorities captured the bull that day, however, the two cows and the calf ran free for much longer. Since May 9, there has been no update on whether or not those cows have been found.
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The Loudoun County Cows[/caption]
There is a high potential of livestock escaping in areas that are a mixture of suburban and rural. Have any cows or other live stock escaped in your area? Let us know in the comments below.