- New York, USA -
On Wednesday afternoon, April 9, a collaboration between different agencies made possible the rescue of a loose goat.
A lady spotted the goat standing in the grass while driving on Route 49 in Marcy.
She then stopped her vehicle and tried to approach the farm animal but the goat ran away under the bridge.
The lady then flagged down a Maynard Fire Department firefighter, Chris Reid, who chased after the goat.
New York State Police and Maynard Fire Department were called in.
Route 49 West was briefly shut down as the Whitesboro Fire Department brought in a ladder truck.
News Channel 2 reports that when the goat was rescued, a resident Ms. Sherrie Hartwell, offered to take the animal and care for him/her until someone came forward to claim the missing goat.
It just so happened that after catching this story on the news, the goat's guardian contacted State Police.
He told troopers that the goat took off from the back of his truck, two weeks ago, when he was unloading cattle for a market in Utica.
Ms. Hartwell asked the owner if she could buy the goat and he accepted.
He sold the goat to Ms. Hartwell for $150.00.
Many thanks to all those involved in the rescue of this precious life.