Mike Stura, who runs the rescue, told ABC News he drove to Queens after reading about the cow's quest for freedom on Facebook, explaining:
"I went and immediately hooked up my trailer to see if I could get him."
Even though the cow had been already claimed by a family who wanted the meat, Stura told the slaughterhouse manager that he wanted to give the animal "a good life."
The sanctuary owner named the cow Freddie in honor of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. Freddie is getting checked on by veterinarians and will join the 18 other cows in the sanctuary in a few weeks!
But now, the younger sister of Louis, Félicité Deakin (pictured above, left, with Louis), has figured out her own way to pay tribute to her mother in a very special manner, and we are SO touched by it.
On Friday, the 16-year-old Deakin shared the following image (below), a gorgeous portrait of the family with her late mother, Johannah Deakin, surrounded by all of her children: