A stylish Southampton restaurant is steering funds towards discovering a everlasting residence for Barney the runaway bull — by hawking “Bull Martinis.”
The bovine fugitive, who dodged the slaughterhouse by busting out of a Manorville farm final week, has since eluded police and animal rescue staff however may have a house within the Hamptons when he’s lastly captured.
“I used to be intrigued in that I’m a giant animal rights activist in addition to animal lover,” Michael Pitsinos, proprietor of NAIA restaurant in Southampton’s Capri Resort, advised The Submit.
“NAIA is in partnership with the Southampton Animal Shelter, dong charitable occasions on a regular basis,” Pitsinos mentioned in an electronic mail. “We simply constructed a giant canine park on the property. There’s a massive grassy space subsequent to it the place Barney can stay out his days safely and comfortably.”
The restaurant is elevating cash for the mission by promoting “Bull Martinis,” a concoction made with Pink Bull, Pitsinos mentioned.
He mentioned after studying about Barney’s plight on July 20, he mentioned the thought of discovering the beast a ceaselessly residence with prospects, who gave him the thumbs up.
The bull has been noticed in Mastic and so far as Stony Brook after working off and has managed to remain free regardless of trekking in residential neighborhoods.
Authorities have even used helicopters outfitted with thermal cameras to seek out Barney — to no avail.
They even tried to lure him by piquing his curiosity — with a heifer-in-heat named “Norma Jean.“
Pitsinos mentioned Barney has now earned a brand new lease on life and mentioned his property is the proper place — noting that the Suffolk County seal contains a bull because the county image.
“This bull can stay the tony life in Southampton,” he mentioned. “Barney, that is no Blarney.”