Earlier this month, a 1,800-pound steer kicked through a gate at a slaughterhouse in Casselton, North Dakota, and tried to make a run for it.
But animal control officers caught it a few hours later and brought it back to the slaughterhouse – and at that point, it looked like the steer would end up becoming steak after all.
Luckily for him, there's a farm in Michigan that takes in runaway animals. One of its supporters heard about the story in the news, and offered to BUY the cow.
One of the farm's co-founders is a guy named Monte Jackson, who drove 900 MILES from southeast Michigan to pick it up. After saving the cow from being slaughtered, he named the steer Waldo.
Waldo will get to live the rest of his life grazing on a farm. According to Monte, quote, "He wanted to be free, and now he will be."
- Kelly Urich