Save Chico and Friends

We're proud to announce that as of April 3rd 2017,  ALL SIX of the crafty cattle our campaign was established to raise funds for have officially saved by the Gentle Barn and our funds in their entirety have been allocated to the organization. However our work is not done, as the Gentle Barn (which runs entirely on donations) will need further assistance in caring for not only these animals but the hundreds of others that are in their care. *addiontal info our update section* 

On the afternoon of March 30th 2017 six brave cows made headline news when they valiantly escaped from a St. Louis, Missouri slaughterhouse located in the city's north side. All six cows have since been safely recovered by the St. Louis City Metropolitan Police Department in addition to the city's Animal Control. Prior to their capture one of the six cows, since named "Chico" led police on a dramatic pursuit for freedom that lasted for several hours. "Chico", named by a crowd of bystanders was eventually safely captured separately from her five companions, and was given more media attention as well. However the purpose of this fundraiser is to hopefully provide sanctuary for ALL six of these brave and desperate animals.  Although potential sanctuaries have been identified, additional options are greatly appreciated. The money raised on this page will being going in entirety to the sanctuary in which the cow(s) will be placed. 

In addition to donations we're asking for concerned phone calls to be directed to Star Packing Company, to encourage the release of these six sly steer. Provided as follows is the number to reach Star: [phone redacted].  This is as equally as important as our donations.  We must add,  it's in our best interest to keep these phone calls as respecful and professional as possible. This is is of the utmost of importance as Star has been cooperative in our efforts thus far.

Due to the volume of emails we have received, we enourage your discussions, concerns, and comments to be directed to our facebook page:

*photo used with permission via David Carson of the St. Louis Post Dispatch*

Donations (624)

  • Kathy Malone-Keeley
    • $25 
    • 7 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Adam Brewer
Saint Louis, MO
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