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CPSO helps with livestock rescue

Monday, February 26, 2018

Posted by Cindy Chadwick - (318) 681-0666

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Some tense moments gave way to a happy ending this morning when several head of cattle were rescued from flooded Twelve Mile Bayou, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator.


The cattle were caught in rising water along I-49 North between North Market and Hwy. 173 exits. Deputies with the CPSO Patrol Division, Livestock Patrol, and Marine Unit responded and, with help from those responsible for the cattle, were able to get them to higher ground.


Some of the cows were in water over their heads and trying to stay afloat. Others were tangled in heavy underbrush. The Livestock Patrol roped the cows and used boats manned by the CPSO Marine Unit to pull them to safety.


Four cows were trailered and taken to a new location. Two Longhorns were pulled to higher ground along the levee.




For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666