One of SLO County’s decorated cows is missing, organizers say

The missing mini cow had been placed at Mission Prep.
The missing mini cow had been placed at Mission Prep.

One of the 101 fiberglass cows installed around San Luis Obispo County has been reported missing.

“Mini Moo:Royal ” — a calf that pairs with an identical, but larger, parent cow — had been placed at Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School at the corner of Palm and Broad streets in San Luis Obispo. The school’s art students painted the calf various shades of blue, with gold accents on its hooves and horns. The statue is about 3 feet tall and weighs 35 to 40 pounds.

CowParade SLO organizers encourage anyone with information about the missing painted calf to call 805-927-1028 or email info@cowparadeslo.com.

CowParade is a public art exhibition that has been staged in more than 75 cities and towns across the globe. The San Luis Obispo County event kicked off when cows decorated by local artists were placed around the county in September. They will be auctioned off in the spring, with proceeds benefiting the California Mid-State Fair Heritage Foundation, the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County and ARTS Obispo.