Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

New Home Getting Closer for Those Steers That Escaped a St. Louis Slaughterhouse

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

New Home Getting Closer for Those Steers That Escaped a St. Louis Slaughterhouse

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The steers that shot to fame after escaping a St. Louis slaughterhouse in March are getting closer to having a home.

The Gentle Barn met its goal of raising $400,000 after starting a GoFundMe campaign and setting a June 5 deadline. The animal sanctuary co-founders Ellie Laks and Jay Weiner are now moving into escrow on a property in St. Louis to start a new Gentle Barn.

They said in a statement that donors from all 50 states and 30 countries contributed in just over three weeks to start a Gentle Barn for "animals and children to learn compassion and hope."

They said celebrities and athletes such as David Backes, Richard Marx, Daisy Fuentes, Tori Spelling, Rick Springfield, and Los Angeles Dodgers stars Clayton Kershaw, Brandon McCarthy, Chris Hatcher and Rich Hill gave special gifts and memorabilia for auction and raffles. …

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