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Cow escapes truck, wanders NJ highway

Posted at 11:17 AM, Dec 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-27 18:50:40-05

PATERSON, N.J. — A cow was seen wandering a New Jersey highway early Thursday.

The cow was aboard a trailer heading to a slaughterhouse when it somehow kicked the door open while on Route 80 near Paterson, police officials said.

Brianna the cow wandered through the highway’s lanes before police were able to close in on the animal.

According to Paterson Animal Control, the cow jumped off the second level of the truck and hurt her leg.

The cow was taken to the Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in Sussex County where she remains in good shape.

Police and animal control contacted the slaughterhouse and warned them a vet should check the cow or they would face fines.

Brianna the cow will now be able to live her days at the Skylands Animal Sanctuary, officials said.