Great Animal Escape Stories: True Adventures of Farm Animals

Written by Barbara G. Cox | Illustrations by Patty Voje

True, heartwarming stories of animal escapes!  Find out how….

  • Two pigs—Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pig—jumped off a slaughterhouse truck and made a dash for freedom.
  • A cow named Dora broke her neck rope at a cattle auction and escaped to nearby woods, fending for herself for a full summer.
  • Little Orphan Andy, a lamb born during transport in a truckload of sheep, was rescued by a woman watching the animals being unloaded.
  • Two ducks and a rooster—Huey, Duey and Sidekick Chick—found a home at a farm sanctuary and lived together as a happy threesome.
  • Maisie, a 6-month-old heifer, escaped from a cattle trailer and ran like a wind into a suburban neighborhood for protection.
  • Barbie, a pink piglet, fell off a livestock truck on the freeway and was rescued by a young man who took her to his apartment to live.
  • Louie the goat escaped from a live market in New York, wandered into heavy traffic, and was rescued by an animal lover.
  • Ferdinand the Bull survived the crash of a cattle truck by running into the woods as the truck exploded and burned.






Related Articles From Our Blog

Run, Molly, Run! A True Animal Escape Story

A 6-month-old heifer was being delivered to a slaughterhouse near New York City when she made a bold dash for freedom.  Sensing that her life was in danger, she broke through a passageway between the cattle trailer and cow pens as workers were unloading animals.  Then she ran like the wind. Eluding capture, she broke […]

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Pig– A True Animal Escape Story

As a truckload of pigs was being unloaded at a slaughterhouse in England, two pigs escaped and ran away.  They disappeared into a cornfield as fast as their legs could carry them. Slaughterhouse workers pursued the pigs but lost sight of them.  The police were called and joined the chase.  Finally, reporters showed up. These […]