4 missing steers found in North Codorus

Dispatch Staff
Four steer went missing from the Here With Us Farm Sanctuary in North Codorus Township Thursday, Aug. 29. Photo courtesy of Here With Us Farm Sanctuary.

Four missing steers were found late Friday after apparently wandering off from an animal sanctuary in North Codorus Township, setting off a search by neighbors and supporters.

In Facebook post, Amanda Clark, co-founder of Here With Us Farm Sanctuary in North Codorus Township, said the four steers were found by a neighbor in the woods about a quarter-mile from the missing sanctuary.

"We were able to get the boys to follow us back to the sanctuary with food, and now they are safe and sound and we are SO thankful and so relieved," the post reads.

On Thursday morning, the steers were missing and the enclosures gate was open, Clark had said. It had been locked shut the previous night, she said. 

It's still unclear how the cows got out.

Neighbors and the sanctuaries supporters joined the search that ultimately located the cows.

Southwestern Regional Police investigated the missing steers, too. 

Steers Rufus, Ronnie and Reggie are about 6 months old, Clark said. The fourth, Chester, is about a year old.

A $1,700 reward had been offered for the animals' return. Donations will be collected to pay out the reward, Clark said on Facebook. 

“We’ve had so much support, it’s amazing," she said prior to the steers being found.