A goat on the loose in Billerica is finally caught
BILLERICA, Mass. (WHDH) -- Catching a wandering goat is no easy task, but after some quick maneuvering, Mike Brammer and Danielle Gente from the Animal Rescue League of Boston managed to safely rescue her.
“She was very leery. We were trying to get her into a fenced in yard so it would be easy to catch her,” said Brammer.
“She seems good. She’s a bit tired from being chased around a little bit, but she seems really good. She had a great appetite when she got back here and now she’s relaxing in the stall,” said Gente.
Police said the goat has been loose since at least Tuesday. Several neighbors have spotted her, including Allison Petrino, whose dogs were barking through the window.
“When I came to the front window to grab them, so they wouldn’t go through, I looked down and [saw] a giant goat below the window,” said Petrino.
“I saw her this morning. I saw her when I was walking my dog. I said to my neighbor, ‘what is that?’” said Sue Jacobs, a neighbor.
She called the animal rescue league.
Billerica Police said the goat belongs to a family on Grey Street and it’s not uncommon for her to escape for a couple of days, but she always goes back…except for this time.
“If you’re allowed to have a goat, then you shouldn’t let it go. If you lost your goat, then you shouldn’t , let it out,” said Brammer.
If the owner wants to claim the goat and they have the proper permits then the animal rescue league will let her go. Otherwise, once the veterinarians clear her, she will be up for adoption.