Update: All 88 cattle accounted for after truck overturned Thursday
"We do train for it," Harrison County Animal Control Director Bruce LaHue said about the unusual situation. "We do have a plan in place for it, that's what were implementing here today. It is a very stressful operation, we're dealing with live unpredictable animals and we don't want to get anybody hurt."
Police say five cows escaped officials after they were corralled and ran into the woods. Animal Control officials say people are still looking for them and notifying farmers in the area that the cows are missing.
Animal control officials say 17 cows did not survive the crash.
"We've made arrangements to have them checked and maybe we can have them butchered them and maybe feed the homeless or maybe give them to some type of homeless shelter. Maybe something good can come out of the crash," Goodin said.
Both the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-64 from milemarker 92 to milemarker 105 were closed for several hours while crews rounded up loose cattle on the road.
Update: LaHue said Sunday that seven cows still on the loose were found Sunday about two miles from where they had last been seen. All 88 are now accounted for.
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