Bull makes its way down Broad­way

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Diane Pineiro-Zucker dpzucker@free­manon­line.com DianeAtFree­man on Twit­ter

PORT EWEN >> “Some­times you think you’ve seen ev­ery­thing,” Eso­pus Town Clerk Holly Net­ter said.

But a 10-month-old black An­gus bull run­ning down the cen­ter of Broad­way in the ham­let of Port Ewen? That’s what Emile Me­nasche, a client care spe­cial­ist at the Port Ewen An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal, said he saw out­side his of­fice win­dow Mon­day morn­ing.

“It was kinda strange. I just hap­pened to see him run­ning by,” Me­nasche said.

State po­lice, town Dog Con­trol Of­fi­cer Jill Schufelt, the Port Ewen An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal, the Gar­diner An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal and the Eso­pus Town Clerk’s Of­fice joined forces Mon­day af­ter­noon after the bull turned up near the hos­pi­tal, Net­ter said.

Me­nasche said when the young bull, which “must have been ter­ri­fied,” saw a large cow cutout on a prop­erty across from the an­i­mal hos­pi­tal, it stopped in its tracks and laid down next to the cutout.

That’s when Gar­diner An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal stepped in and, along with state po­lice, and tran­quil­ized the an­i­mal. It then was taken to a lo­cal farm, said Matthew Good­now, prac­tice man­ager at the Gar­diner An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal.

Good­now would not say where the bull was taken, and Net­ter didn’t know, but she said it would be kept there un­til the an­i­mal’s owner can be lo­cated.

“You can’t make this up,” Schufelt said. “... I’ve had cows be­fore, but never a bull; and not in Port Ewen.”

And, she noted, “I couldn’t take it to the dog pound.”

State po­lice could not be reached for com­ment.

EMILE ME­NASCHE, PORT EWEN AN­I­MAL HOS­PI­TAL

The bull sits in a wooded area near the Port Ewen An­i­mal Hos­pi­tal on Mon­day.

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