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After gender mix-up, cow that fled slaughter gets new home

The Unsinkable Molly B, a cow that avoided death five years ago by famously jumping a slaughterhouse gate and leading officials on a chase, finally has a new home in Montana.
Molly B makes a dash onto 8th Avenue South in Great Falls, Mont., while running from law enforcement officers Jan. 5, 2006.
Molly B makes a dash onto 8th Avenue South in Great Falls, Mont., while running from law enforcement officers Jan. 5, 2006.Robin Loznak / Great Falls Tribu
/ Source: The Associated Press

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.

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."