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2 cows euthanized, 1 recaptured after escape from meat processing plant

Cows on the loose
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Posted at 2:36 PM, Oct 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-13 16:56:58-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE | All three cows have either been caught or euthanized.

One of two remaining cows was corralled and put into a trailer by the Blue Springs Police Department and Valley Oaks meat processing plant staff.

The other cow "had to be euthanized to ensure the safety of residents and property," according to a BSPD news release.

ORIGINAL STORY | A bull was euthanized on the Blue Springs High School Freshman Campus football field Wednesday afternoon.

A letter from the Blue Springs School District to parents said three cows escaped a nearby meat processing plant.

The bull was acting in an unsafe, uncontrolled manner and had to be euthanized, according to the letter.

Blue Springs police and animal control officers are working to contain the other two cows, who are not on district property.

The cows were seen wandering around Main Street, and they walked through the Blue Springs City Hall parking lot.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.