Cow rescue underway

Published 1:12 am Sunday, April 13, 2008

Natchez — On Saturday afternoon C.P. Wallace, with the help of several volunteers, was able to rescue six of his calves from the flooded pasture off Carthage Point Road.

An attempt to save the calves, and several cows, earlier this week failed.

“They’re doing pretty good,” Wallace said of the calves on Saturday night.

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On Thursday Wallace and several men took a barge and tugboat to the cows but were unable to access them due to several obstacles.

Wallace said Saturday’s attempt was a success because a boat large enough to hold the calves, but small enough to access them was made available.

“We tied them up and put them in the boat,” he said.

Wallace said he will make yet another attempt of get the rest of the cows, approximately 20, on Sunday.

About two weeks ago Wallace moved the cows from his farm near Baker Lake to the pasture on Carthage Point Road to keep them from the flooding river.

However since the river has continued to rise Wallace has been trying to find a way to rescue the cows from their secondary location.