Animal rescuers continue attempts to lure bull out of hiding in Suffolk for 3rd day

News 12 Staff Jul 22, 2021, 11:05am Updated on: Jul 22, 2021, 2:59pm Animal rescue crews are continuing the search for the 1,500-pound bull seen on video running through the streets of Suffolk County.  Police say it escaped from the Halal Farm on Barnes Road after it broke through a […]

Animal rescue crews are
continuing the search for the 1,500-pound bull seen on video running through
the streets of Suffolk County. 

Police say it escaped from the
Halal Farm on Barnes Road after it broke through a fence Tuesday. 

Authorities say they received
multiple reports of the bull running loose on Montgomery Avenue in Mastic on
Tuesday around 8:20 a.m. 

Animal rescue volunteers with
tranquilizers searched a wooded area that runs parallel to Sunrise Highway
where the bull was spotted Tuesday night. 

A cow named Norma Jean was
unloaded in Manorville Wednesday evening in hope of luring out the bull. 

Officials say that proved
unsuccessful as the bull has still not been found as of 6 a.m. Thursday. 

They are attempting to use feed
and night vision during dark hours in their search. 

Roy Gross, the chief of the
Suffolk SPCA, says inspectors from the USDA, Suffolk DA’s Office and SPCA
responded to the farm and determined the facility was in compliance. 

Rescue volunteers say the owner
of the bull has promised that when it is found it will be pardoned and taken to
a sanctuary in New Jersey. 

Gross says the animal has
likely become fearful. 

“After what it’s been through
and the atmosphere with the people out here, it’s like a circus atmosphere,”
Gross says. “It’s frightening this animal, and it’s
just not gonna come out.” 

Police say anyone who sees the bull should not approach it
themselves and call 911. 

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