The Vancouver-based organization Lifeforce is telling a holiday story about a cow—one that doesn't involve Christmas dinner.
This apparently escaped cow had been living free in a Surrey park for nine months. She ate vegetation and handouts from walkers who called her Nellie or April.
Lifeforce, which promotes animal rights and environmental responsibility, found out about the cow on December 11 and started planning a rescue.
On December 21, she was loaded into a trailer and transported to the Critteraid animal sanctuary in Summerland. Now the cow is being called Lady Antebellum while her new friends seek out a permanent home for her.
Here's the story according to Lifeforce, in two parts.