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Amherst, Massachusetts: Hope the Cow

Goofy-looking cow with human legs made out of propane tanks. Named "Hope," you can sit on her and feed her with cash for a local homeless shelter.

Hallock St., Amherst, MA
North side of downtown, on the south side of Hallock St. at its intersection with N. Pleasant St.
Bring cash for donations.
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Life-Sized Cow

A life-sized cow statue, named Hope, functions like a giant piggy bank, inviting local passersby to drop their spare change into its mouth in support of Craig's Place, a homeless shelter in Amherst.

[Stu Clark, 01/14/2019]

Hope was built out of propane tanks and an oil drum by Amherst artist Kamil Peters, and unveiled Sep. 7, 2013. She's a "counterfeit cow" with human legs sticking out from underneath -- like you'd see in a parade or a high school musical.

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