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Cow Escapes NJ Slaughterhouse

After leading police on a wild chase in North Jersey, the owner of the slaughterhouse says the cow will be spared



    (Published Wednesday, April 11, 2012)

    A cow that escaped from a slaughterhouse in a New Jersey city will be spared.

    The black-and-white bovine was running through the streets of Paterson sometime after 8 p.m. Tuesday.

    Animal control officer John De Cando tells The Record newspaper it was like "Dodge City" with police cars trying to corral the 750-pound animal. But the cow managed to break loose.
    De Cando tranquilized the cow after it became trapped between a fire hydrant and a truck.
    De Cando says the slaughterhouse owner has promised to take the animal to a farm.
    No one was injured.