Update: According to Skylands Animal Sanctuary, the bull passed away in transit to the Animal Care Centers (ACC) of New York City. “I’m sorry he didn’t make it,” the group wrote. An overdose of the tranquilizer is the “likely cause,” according to Meredith Turner-Smith, a spokesperson at Farm Sanctuary. “Very sad. He wanted to live so badly and gave it everything he had,” she told The Dodo.
JAMAICA, New York — The bull eluded officers for more than an hour as it trotted through Jamaica, Queens, according to police Detective Ahmed Nasser. It eventually was captured after being hit by several tranquilizer darts.
A bull was literally running for his life on Tuesday morning through the streets of Queens, New York.
The animal was so scared and determined to escape that even after officials darted him with sedatives, he still kept running.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) February 21, 2017
Meanwhile, a rescuer is on his way to the city from New Jersey to try to give the bull a whole new life.
“I’m on my way right now,” Mike Stura, founder of Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue in Wantage, New Jersey, told The Dodo, just before the bull was captured.