A sheep that visited an east-side auto shop Tuesday during its escape from the slaughterhouse has been given a new lease on life, officials said Wednesday.
The Michigan Humane Society took possession of the female sheep Wednesday afternoon at its Rochester Hill Center for Animal Care, said Ryan McTigue, spokesman for the organization. By Friday the sheep will be placed at SASHA Farm, a sanctuary for animals in Manchester.
“She seemed to be one lucky sheep because she’s going to a great place at SASHA Farm,” McTigue said. “Now she’s going to be living the good life.”
The sheep is about year old and in good condition, McTigue said. She surprised mechanics at Nortown Collision on Van Dyke when she ran in during their lunch break Tuesday afternoon.
She ran around the shop for about 20 minutes and then spent the rest of her two-hour visit standing and staring at the mechanics and police officers until Detroit Animal Control picked her up. She was then turned over to the Michigan Humane Society.
The sheep was tagged for slaughter, leading officials to believe she ran away from a butcher shop, said Kelly Miner, spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department.