True Heartwarming Stories of animal escapes
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Two pigs—Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pig—jumped off a slaughterhouse truck and made a dash for freedom.
A cow named Dora broke her neck rope at a cattle auction and escaped to nearby woods, fending for herself for a full summer.
Little Orphan Andy, a lamb born during transport in a truckload of sheep, was rescued by a woman watching the animals being unloaded.
Two ducks and a rooster—Huey, Duey and Sidekick Chick—found a home at a farm sanctuary and lived together as a happy threesome.
Maisie, a 6-month-old heifer, escaped from a cattle trailer and ran like a wind into a suburban neighborhood for protection.
Barbie, a pink piglet, fell off a livestock truck on the freeway and was rescued by a young man who took her to his apartment to live.
Louie the goat escaped from a live market in New York, wandered into heavy traffic, and was rescued by an animal lover.
Ferdinand the Bull survived the crash of a cattle truck by running into the woods as the truck exploded and burned.
About the Writer: Barbara Cox is a science writer with over 100 books and magazine articles to her credit. As the director of Windhorse Books, she publishes books about animal welfare, wildlife, and self-help topics. She lives in Gainesville, Florida. Her website is www.WindhorseBooks.com.
About the Illustrator: Patty Voje is a professional artist who focuses on farm animals and rural landscapes. A member of Oil Painters of America and American Women Artists, she resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.