Friday afternoon Kent County Sheriff deputies and Kent County Animal Control were dispatched to the area of Michigan Street and Quail Ridge Drive in Grand Rapids Township on reports of a large bull on the loose, according to a sheriff’s news release.
The bull was wandering through a subdivision. Attempts were made to corral the bull back to its pen but were unsuccessful. The bull wandered into a wooded area, still near the subdivision. The owner of the bull did not have a way to get it back to the farm and requested that deputies put it down.
There was a concern for the children that were coming home from school and Michigan Street also had to be closed to prevent anyone from hitting the bull if it ran back across the road. When the bull was in a safe location to be put down, a deputy fired a single round and killed it instantly. The owner of the bull is making arrangements to remove it from the wooded area. No one was injured in the incident.