Calf escapes from New York slaughterhouse and ends up in animal sanctuary

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A young calf that escaped from a slaughterhouse in Queens, New York, has been rescued by an animal sanctuary.

She is believed to be only nine months old, the Hereford cow escaped death when she fled from the slaughterhouse.

Now she resides at Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue alongside more than 450 other residents, including 93 cows.

Escaped calf

The ‘beautiful’ calf has since been named Stacy and the sanctuary says she is now ‘forever safe’.

On December 18, Stacy broke with the undisclosed company and ended up in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which is a public park in North Queens.

Here, rangers and officers from the New York Police Department (NYPD) joined forces to surround the animal.

Upon arrival, she faced a period of quarantine, before being able to meet some of the other “children” at the center.

NYPD got involved to help find the calf

Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue

Sanctuary staff have posted regular updates on how Stacy is doing. It comes after police and ranger posts about the escape gained social media attention.

Sharing photos of her on Instagram, the center noted, “We can’t wait to meet this sweet little girl.”

With her quarantine now over, Stacy was able to play with some of the other young calves this week.

According to the sanctuary, all animals get “exactly what they need” with the space to run and live “unhindered by the threat of damage.”

You can read more about Skylands here

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