Image: Molly B the cow flees
Robin Loznak / Great Falls Tribune
Molly B makes a dash onto 8th Avenue South in Great Falls, Mont., while running from law enforcement officers Jan. 5, 2006.
updated 2/15/2011 4:50:27 PM ET 2011-02-15T21:50:27

A cow that avoided slaughter five years ago by famously jumping a slaughterhouse gate and leading officials on a chase finally has a new home in Montana.

The cow is called the "Unsinkable Molly B" because her 2006 escape included a swim in the Missouri River. She was recently rescued from an overcrowded animal sanctuary and is now at the New Dawn Montana Farm Animal Sanctuary near Stevensville.

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Sanctuary officials thought they had her several weeks ago, before learning a similarly marked bovine they had taken possession of was actually a steer named "Big Mike."

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The sanctuary's Sue Eakins tells the Ravalli Republic it was a relief to have Molly B delivered safely last week. She says she and her husband had been warned about Molly's demeanor, but Eakins says Molly is a "sweetie pie."

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