Five Wandering Baby Goats Saved In Paterson

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Everybody loves a happy ending, especially when it involves kids.

A woman driving down Wayne Avenue near Great Falls around 3 a.m. Thursday called police after spotting what she thought was a pack of dogs wandering in the street.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports: Happy Ending For Wandering Goats

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams: They Were Wandering Near The Great Falls

Chief Animal Control Officer John DeCando said when police responded they found five adorable baby goats on the lam.

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(Photo/Steve Sandberg)

“It looks like they want their mother,” DeCando said. “They’re gasping for milk.”

The animals, believed to be about 2-months-old, overall seem to be in good shape but DeCando said one appeared to be undernourished.

It took animal control officers 45 minutes to round up the kids. The goats will spend some time in the animal shelter until they are sent to a farm in Wanaque to live happily ever after.

“This could have been a very, very sad ending,” DeCando said. “They definitely escaped from somebody’s dish table.”

He believes they were destined for slaughter or sacrifice.

 Keeping goats as pets in Paterson is illegal and violators could be slapped with a $1,000 fine and six months in jail for each animal.

  • DaTruth

    did some one just write that this is america? and what was that suppose to mean? that this is the land of the free? thats a laught!!

    • chipper5

      Veal Chops on the menu at the Sheriffs dept tonight

      • KPMc

        Veal are baby cattle… not goats. Back to the back of the class.

  • DaTruth

    why are you guys even posting to this garbage on march31,2011 at 1043am?……and thats DaTruth. lol

  • p8nt

    Why is this garbage even in the news?? Geez ! Now, I’ll have to get more so can I have dinner.

  • Moral Truth

    Why was the woman driving on the road at 3am and thats the moral truth?

    • turtel

      what buiseness is it of youres this is america

      • Moral Truth

        3am in Paterson,NJ most people are up to no good and thats the moral truth.

    • harlem going h.a.m.

      she was cheating on her husband

  • Ilene Silver

    They escaped and are saved, smart kids.

  • NYC

    Aww poor babies! Kudos to the lady who called the cops.

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