Moose Jaw police shoot and kill 'aggressive' cow on the loose

Moose Jaw police say officers shot and killed a cow on the loose Wednesday. (Kirk Fraser/CBC - image credit)

Moose Jaw police say officers shot and killed a cow on the loose in the city Wednesday.

Police received reports of a cow causing trouble at various locations near the Fourth Avenue Bridge, a Moose Jaw Police Service (MJPS) news release said.

MJPS said the cow was a public safety risk. It was aggressive, travelled through nearby yards and hit a parked vehicle causing significant damage.

The cow evaded all capture attempts, according to the police service. Police say they deemed euthanizing it the only option after a conversation with livestock professionals. Police shot the cow and turned it over to a nearby livestock agency for transport.

No residents or police officers were injured, police say.