Lucky Cow

Yesterday saw another fantastic example of inter-departmental-animal organisation co-operation and effective joint efforts to rescue an animal….this time a big one!

It was a demanding situation where a cow on Lantau was discovered having fallen into a water catchment, where it remained trapped. 


Our Inspector Anthony arrived on the scene with our Lantau Vet (and resident cow expert!), Dr. Cheryl Meekan. There they found Fire Services and AFCD already at the scene attempting to position the cow at a higher level in the catchment so it could be lifted out. What followed was a ‘Herculean’ effort  involving ten men who pulled the cow up and into safety.


Dr. Cheryl treated the cow’s minor wound on the spot and the cow made its own way back to its free roaming, island life!


A great ending to a weighty problem!