Frank Lee, the steer that captured the attention of college students and Jon Stewart after running loose at a Queens college campus earlier this month, has found love in his new home.
Frank, who was taken to the Farm Sanctuary upstate after his great escape, has recovered and met an older woman, according to sanctuary staff.
"He seems to have some serious love for his look-alike, Chandini ... I think they may be destined to be together," said Susie Coston, Farm Sanctuary's National Shelter Director.
Frank's new bovine love is just a little bit older than him and has a similar background, since she was about to be sold to a live market in the city two years ago.
The sanctuary released a video about Frank's journey that — fair warning — might make you cry:
Several local animal advocates, including Stewart and his wife, decided to help the young steer right. Farm Sanctuary officials said that they were told by the staff of the Animal Care Centers of NYC that Frank escaped from Archer Halal Live Poultry on Archer Avenue in Jamaica — the same slaughterhouse where Freddie, the steer who escaped in January, came from.
ACC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Frank had to be treated at Cornell University's Hospital for Animals for shipping fever — a type of pneumonia — in addition to excess of a tranquilizer in his blood, and a few barbed darts wounds, according to Farm Sanctuary.
"This is the happy ending that all animals deserve. Once you meet Frank, you cannot see him as meat — as a meal or two — as anything than a survivor and an individual," said Coston.
"He did what any one of us would do in the face of death: He fought back and he ran.”