A 1,600-pound steer showed up on a leash. Petco welcomed him 'with open arms'
A Texas couple discovered that when Petco says all leashed pets are welcome, they really mean it.
Vincent Browning and Shelly Lumpkin brought Oliver, a Ankole-Watusi steer, to Petco earlier this week where employees welcomed him "with open arms.”
“We decided to take a chance and call Petco's bluff on the 'ALL LEASHED PETS ARE WELCOME' policy,” Browning said in a Facebook post. “The awesome crew at Petco - Atascocita did not disappoint!!”
Lumpkin said the couple was on its way back from an event with Oliver when they stopped at the Petco. She asked an employee they knew if she wanted to come see Oliver and the employee insisted they bring the animal inside.
"People couldn't believe it," Lumpkin said. "The whole staff there was really nice about it and excited."
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The Petco store, located about 25 miles north of Houston, responded to Browning’s challenge on Facebook saying, “We mean it when we say ALL leashed pets are welcome in our stores.”
Oliver, who has his own Facebook page with more than 37,000 followers, weighs a little more than 1,600 pounds according to Lumpkin. She said his horns are 114 inches from tip to tip when measured along the curve.
The Ankole-Watusi breed of cattle is characterized by its strikingly large horns. An Ankole-Watusi bull named Lurch holds the Guinness World Record for largest horn circumference. His horns measured 40.75 inches around.
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