Rescued Cow, 'Molly B,' Arrives At New Mont. Home

STEVENSVILLE, Mont. (AP) - A cow that avoided slaughter five years ago by famously jumping a slaughterhouse gate and leading officials on a chase finally has a new home in Montana.

The cow is called the "Unsinkable Molly B" because her 2006 escape included a swim in the Missouri River. She was recently rescued from an overcrowded animal sanctuary and is now at the New Dawn Montana Farm Animal Sanctuary near Stevensville.

Sanctuary officials thought they had her several weeks ago, before learning a similarly marked bovine was actually a steer named "Big Mike."

The sanctuary's Sue Eakins tells the Ravalli Republic it was a relief to have Molly B delivered safely last week. She says she and her husband had been warned about Molly's demeanor, but Eakins says Molly is a "sweetie pie."


Information from: Ravalli Republic,