Arvada West High School student's livestock project, Simba the red steer, escapes pen in Arvada

ARVADA, Colo. - A teenager is asking for the public's help to find her missing steer.

Simba, a red steer, escaped from his pen near 64th Avenue and Eldridge Street in Arvada over the weekend.

Simba's owner, Cheyenne Brock, said she and a friend got their steers on May 3.

"He was a little scared at first, so we left him at her house," Brock said. "It's kinda sad not having your animal at your own house."

Brock's family built a pen for Simba at their house and brought him home.

"He was doing fine," Brock said. "Next thing you know, my grandpa comes in yelling at me 'Simba's gone.'"

It appears the steer jumped the fence.

Brock said they called animal control, they called the Division of Wildlife and they spent hours Sunday searching.

"How nobody noticed a 700-pound cow with a rope dragging behind it, running the streets," Brock said.

Brock said they've occasionally spotted two or three hoof prints, but nothing else.

Simba is a red steer with a quarter-sized white dot on his forehead. He has a blue ear tag with the number 6010 on it.

If you see Simba, please call Jefferson County Animal Control at 303-271-5070 or the city of Arvada at 720-898-6900.

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