Missing heifer found safe and sound

September 29, 2009 12:05:32 PM PDT
A local high school student has been reunited with her valuable show cow after it went missing late last week. Khloe was located around 1:30am in the woods not far from where she ran away. She's is now at the Galena Park ISD barn resting. The 11-month-old Brahman heifer had been missing since Saturday.

"We came to the barn and it was weird to see an empty stall," said FFA student Allison Ramirez, who has been taking care of Khloe.

Ramirez was loading Khloe onto her trailer on Saturday after she was treated at a Crosby clinic. The heifer became frightened after hitting the trailer door and began to take off running.

Allison had been looking for Khloe ever since.

"Doing all this is like getting ready for the future, knowing more about animals and seeing what there is to do with animals, what responsibilities there are," said Allison.

In two weeks, Ramirez will show Khloe at the Harris County Fair. She'd been working with her for three hours a day for the last six months. The heifer is worth $6,000, but to Allison, she is priceless.

"I've been through tears, hurt, the bruises, all that with her," she said.

Khloe is also her ticket to a higher education. Through showing her, Allison hopes to win scholarships and in two years. Selling that cow could pay for her to attend Sam Houston State University, where she wants to study agriculture and education.

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