PATERSON, N.J. - 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. DeCando said the woman apparently thought it was a pack of dogs.
"She might have even saved these baby goats from being hit by a car," DeCando told the 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.
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