Kathy and her husband Pete purchased thirty acres of raw land with the dream of having a farm one day.
She never expected an escapee from a slaughter truck would choose this land, owned by vegans, as her own.
It started when the contractor putting in the driveway contacted Kathy about a big red cow that was spotted on her property. Animal Control said no one reported a missing cow but Kathy was determined to find it. Having no experience with cows, she contacted her local feed store and was given advice how to attract her with sweet feed so Kathy and her husband could trap the cow. It only made Kathy more determined to help her after several attempts failed including one that resulted in the cow jumping over the family SUV and leaving a huge dent as a souvenir of her presence.
Kathy contacted an alleged "cow expert" who declared the slaughterhouse refugee "the meanest damn cow" he had ever seen after several failed attempts at catching her. Every time they approached this proud yet terrified cow she would paw at the ground, drop her head and charge.
Even those who offered help gave up and told Kathy the humane thing to do would be to shoot and kill this feral cow as she could never be handled.
Kathy did not accept that just because people failed this cow, the cow should suffer at the hands of people by being shot. Kathy had looked the cow in the eyes and felt a connection. So she set up temporary corrals and built a large paddock and shelter proactively: