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Idaho steer who charmed neighbors saved from slaughter

October 11, 2019 GMT

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 1,000-pound (450-kilogram) steer named Carlos who charmed area residents in northern Idaho has avoided a trip to the slaughterhouse after neighbors raised money to buy him.

The Coeur d’Alene Press reports in a story on Wednesday that neighbors of Bill Guy’s farm in west Post Falls raised $1,100 to purchase the well-known steer following a “Save Carlos” campaign.

Campaign organizer Alisha Kreissig says 4-year-old Carlos comes when called, enjoys being petted and loves apples, lettuce and most of all the grass clippings from lawns.

Carlos is one of three steers raised by Guy, with the others already sold for slaughter.

Carlos will remain living at Guy’s farm as part of the deal with additional money from the “Save Carlos” fund paying for hay for Carlos.

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Information from: Coeur d’Alene Press, http://www.cdapress.com