Loose cattle on the lam for hours in Springboro

City employees from different departments team up to help round up the stray cattle



Springboro police are working to round up stray cattle in the area of Ohio 741 and Clearcreek-Franklin Road.

Officers are attempting to keep them from entering the road, but motorists should use caution in the area, the Springboro Police Department said in a social media post.

“Our efforts to capture these escapees are ongoing as well as trying to ascertain where they have come from,” the Facebook post read.

City Manager Chris Pozzuto said police, public works and other Springboro city employees have been working since 1 a.m. Friday to round up seven head of cattle of various ages. Shortly before noon, Pozzuto said three had been secured with four more still on the lam. He said one of them was corralled in a fence at the South Tech Business Park.

“It’s been a good team effort trying to round them up,” he said.

Pozzuto said the cattle are believed to have strayed from a farm in the area of Wood Road/Clearcreek-Franklin Road near the Montgomery/Warren county line.

He said that the Ohio State Highway Patrol was contacted due to the stray cattle’s proximity to Interstate 75 and Ohio 741. Pozzuto said they are working with other cattle farmers to obtain trailers to transport the wandering cattle back to their home.

Staff Writer Jen Balduf contributed to this story.

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