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News Release: A Very Merry Cow Story
posted on December 23, 2011

News Release: A Very Merry Cow Story

The Vancouver based ecology organization, Lifeforce, was told about the plight of an Angus cow on December 11th. We immediately contacted officials and organizations to instigate a rescue effort. In just only 10 days she was on her way to a sanctuary.

In March 2011 she was on the freeway and the RCMP chased her. She ended up in a Surrey park bog and bush. This herd animal was now alone. For the next 9 months she endured coyotes, vicious dogs, harassment from humans and more threats that she only knows.

This story about a very young cow who escaped the inhumane slaughter system and fought all odds by surviving for nine months in the wild near Vancouver, Canada must be told. Few others destined to be eaten have escaped and got a pass to freedom. This is cow is truly a case for kindness. A case for her freedom.

She found some vegetation through to the Fall then concerned park walkers started feeding her so she would not starve to death. She was nicknamed Nellie by some and April by others.

On December 19th a corral was setup and her food placed in it. As a “feral” cow who learnt how to defend herself she only let a few humans near her. During the first attempt to get her into a trailer she bolted and literally was airborne over a huge rock. So this Plan B was the next step.

In the morning of the 21st the gates were closed while she was eating. She remained calm all day and did not try to knock down the temporary fencing. The CDART transport trailer came from Summerland, BC. By 5:30 she was in the trailer and on her way to a safe sanctuary for the rest of her life.

Critteraid, that has a farm animal sanctuary in Summerland, BC, offered a home and their Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team provided the capture team and transport.

Now settling in to her new luxury home, she spent the first night at Critteraid using the capture trailer as her home. Now called Lady Antebellum she now has a peaceful sanctuary.

Here are the links to her happy video story:

A Very Merry Cow Story Part 1

A Very Merry Cow Story Part 2

Global TV BC News

The Great Cow Escape

News: The Very Merry Cow “Musical”

The Very Merry Cow “Musical” is now ready. Dana Lyons, musician and composer, gave Lifeforce permission to use his famous “Cows Have Guns” song. It will surely bring a good laugh to this good news story.
From the nine months of isolation in a bush to a comfortable, safe home this cow has beaten all odds. She is doing just great.

The Musical Part 1
The Musical Part 2


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