A fugitive steer on the run since early February may very well be on the chopping block after it was lastly captured Friday.
The runaway was headed for a slaughterhouse in Johnston, R.I., on Feb. 4. when it slipped away and started roaming the city.
Because it wandered the city’s neighborhoods for 48 days, it turned one thing of a celeb, with followers hoping it might be saved from turning into somebody’s barbecue.
“Can anybody in Rhode Island put me involved with the man who caught the runaway steer?,” tweeted Tammi Reiss, the head coach of the College of Rhode Island’s ladies’s basketball workforce. “I’ll pay him for the steer and relocate the steer to the sanctuary!”.
The animal’s proprietor, Ledyard Lewis, corralled the animal early Friday morning in Johnston. It was introduced again to Lewis’s two-century previous farm in North Stonington, Connecticut, Johnston Police mentioned.
The animal’s destiny from there may be unclear, the Windfall Journal reported. A petition asking for the steer to be despatched to a sanctuary has garnered greater than 12,000 signatures. And the proprietor of a sanctuary in New Jersey has supplied to take the animal, however hasn’t gotten a promise but, the paper reported.
Lewis couldn’t be reached Saturday for remark.