PATERSON, N.J. (AP/THE BLAZE) — Police have captured five goats that were wandering the streets of a gritty northern New Jersey city.
Chief Animal Control Officer John DeCando tells The Record newspaper that a woman called Paterson police after nearly hitting the herd with her car at 2:30 a.m. Thursday.
"She might have even saved these baby goats from being hit by a car," DeCando told The Record, a New Jersey newspaper. "She was more or less like a God send."
Police took the goats to the animal shelter. They'll stay there until they are sent to a farm to live out their days.
DeCando says he believes someone was keeping them for an Easter meal or a sacrifice.
It's illegal to keep farm animals in Paterson. "These goats have no business being in the city of Paterson at all," DeCando says. If the person responsible for these goats comes to claim them, DeCando explains, they will be slapped with a $5000 fine and possible jail time.
"They're adorable, aren't they?" someone says in the background of this clip. Yes. Yes, they are.