Cow that escaped slaughterhouse has new adventure

February 3, 2011 7:18:44 AM PST
Five years after a Montana cow dubbed the "Unsinkable Molly B" leaped a slaughterhouse gate in an escape that brought international acclaim, the heifer has again eluded fate, surviving the collapse of the animal sanctuary where she was meant to retire.

Molly B was among an estimated 1,200 animals removed from the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary and Rescue in recent weeks as part of efforts to bail out its overwhelmed owners.

Animal rescuers said they were forced to euthanize dozens of starving and ill animals from the sanctuary in Sanders County. The bovine celebrity herself - an overweight black Angus breed said to be sore in the hoof but otherwise relatively healthy - is being boarded at a nearby ranch and will be moved to a new sanctuary this week.