Transportation efforts are underway
By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content
The owner of two Holstein cows roaming the 5700 block of Telfer Road in Sarnia around 10 p.m. on Monday evening have been located, according to Sarnia Police.
“…efforts are being made to return them home safely,” a May 30 Sarnia Police Service release says.
The Sarnia-area producer isn’t the only livestock farmer to have one of their animals escape recently.
On May 23, police in New York responded to a call of a cow running on U.S. Route 9W and jumping a guard rail.
“After 10 to 15 minutes, and quite the traffic backup on 9W northbound, Sergeant Burkert was able to get a rope around the cow’s neck,” Kingston Police said on Facebook. “The cow had suffered minor injuries during the breakout of (its) trailer. The owner was going to seek medical treatment for the cow…”
On May 20 in Danville, Illinois, a truck carrying cattle crashed on the I-74 near the Martin Luther King Jr. exit. Nearly 60 cows escaped and as of May 22, about 30 cows were still unaccounted for.
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On May 15, four cows in Lakeside, California escaped from a nearby pen.
One cow wandered onto the northbound SR-67, where it was struck by a vehicle and eventually euthanized due to its injuries.
The other three made their way to a nearby gas station before being transported home.
Farms.com has reached out to the Sarnia Police Service for further updates on the escaped cows.
Information on farm fencing can be found through OMAFRA.