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'Cowboy Convoy' volunteers team up to help rescue livestock


September 16, 2020

VOLUNTEERS gather in the Thriftway parking lot last week to haul livestock from threatened areas.

As evacuation orders started coming in fast throughout east Linn County Tuesday, Sept. 8, folks in local rural communities started wondering how on earth they would get all their livestock out safely.

That's when local residents sprang into action and formed a "Cowboy Convoy" to help evacuate animals.

Dave Butler, a retired truck driver and volunteer firefighter in Lebanon, said he got started when he saw someone asking for help on Facebook.

"Someone needed help and asked me to meet them at the Holley Market."

By the time he got there, that person had already gotten the help he needed. Bu...

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