Search ongoing for longhorn that escaped Lawton meat packing plant

Search ongoing for longhorn that escaped Lawton meat packing plant
Lawton Animal Welfare is on the lookout for a longhorn that escaped Lawton Meat Processing Tuesday night.

LAWTON, OK (TNN) - Lawton Animal Welfare is on the lookout for a longhorn that escaped Lawton Meat Processing Tuesday night.

When workers arrived at Lawton Meat Processing at 8 a.m., they noticed the longhorn wasn’t in his pen. They aren’t sure yet how he escaped.

The longhorn was spotted around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning on I-44 south of Lee. Animal Control attempted to capture the animal but he escaped on Railroad Street near Bishop Road.

The ear tag on the longhorn is yellow and has this symbol on it.
The ear tag on the longhorn is yellow and has this symbol on it.

The owner of the longhorn says the animal is very gentle with family but not with strangers. He is branded with an "R" that is turned 90 degrees to the left.

If you’ve located the longhorn please call Lawton Animal Welfare at (580) 581-3219.

Copyright 2019 Texoma News Network. All rights reserved.