Carlos will get to stay on Post Falls farm

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Courtesy photo Carlos the steer gets to stay on Bill Guy’s Post Falls farm, thanks to $1,100 pouring in from community members during neighbor Alisha Kreissig’s “Save Carlos” campaign.

POST FALLS — Carlos the friendly steer has been saved, thanks to generous donations from community members.

Neighbor Alisha Kreissig (figuratively) took the bull by the horns to raise the $1,100 needed to keep him on Bill Guy's farm in west Post Falls. Within 24 hours of speaking with a Press reporter, the goal had been reached and compassionate contributions continue to come in.

"I can’t believe how close-knit this community is," Kreissig said Tuesday. "I'm so honored to be a part of it, how kind everyone is and how they band together. I’m just overwhelmed."

The 4-year-old bovine was about to be sold when Kreissig and others in the Whiskey Flats neighborhood asked Guy if they could buy Carlos from him. Guy offered to keep Carlos on his property and provide the grain and hay for him if the selling price was matched.

Kreissig began getting phone calls early Tuesday morning after the Press article ran.

"It's been amazing," she said.

Although the purchase goal has been met, Kreissig said any extra money will go into a savings fund for Carlos to help Guy with feed and watering bills. A big boy like Carlos weighing 1,000 pounds can eat up to 20 pounds of hay a day, or 2 percent of his body weight. According to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a steer that size also produces five to seven pounds of manure a day, which will require a little more work for Guy as he continues to have Carlos on his farm.

"It would be good to give [Guy] an extra savings account for him," Kreissig said. "We want Carlos to live out his life. We want to secure that."

For info, reach Kreissig at 951-375-7413.

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