Saturday, December 4, 2021

Knox Police praise local heifer recovery

Knox Police have today thanked the local community for its response after a trailer roll over in Ferntree Gully last night.

Police say an 80-year-old Ferntree Gully man was driving his blue Ford Falcon sedan along Glenfern Road when he approached the intersection of Brennock Park Drive about 6.40pm.

“As he entered the roundabout, the trailer he was towing, with three heifers on board, rolled,” Victoria Police said.

“All three animals escaped from the trailer and began roaming the local streets for a number of hours.”

Fire Rescue Victoria, SES, local vets, vet nurses, farmers and Council Rangers assisted in the search for the heifers.

Two of the heifers were located in Kings Park and the final heifer was located in the rear yard of a property on Dawson Street.

All three heifers were eventually sedated before they were able to be removed safely from the area and transported back home, Police said.

“This was a wonderful show of community spirit with so many local people coming out to assist in the safe recovery of all three heifers,” said Acting Senior Sergeant Melanie Woods.

“Thankfully no one was injured as we searched for the girls as they were quite distressed and at times, had charged at some people who were trying to assist with their recovery.

“I would really like to thank all those involved as we wouldn’t have been able to safely return the heifers home without the help of those who came out and stayed the course overnight.”

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