May 18, 2015 2:29 pm
Updated: May 18, 2015 2:30 pm

Police put two goats in back of cruiser for trespassing, owners sought


WANTED: Two furry members of the Bovidae family seen lounging in either a neighbour’s pool or yard.

TORONTO – A police station in New Hampshire may soon have a cost-effective and well-groomed lawn, if a couple of detainees aren’t identified and claimed.

Officers from the Merrimack Police Department were called to two houses — at separate ends of the town — on Thursday, to look into reports of wandering goats.

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“I’ve been here for 20 years and I’ve never put a goat in the back of my police car,” one officer told NECN. “Here at Merrimack, we have a great time. We do it well. But we also have a great time. And it’s another example of strange things that happen. Got to chuckle at.”

One goat was found swimming laps in someone’s pool while the other was exploring the yard of a house about three kilometres away, according to NECN.

“Both goats have been detained and are held pending identification,” police said via social media.

At least one of the animals was taken to the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, which is seeking the public’s help in finding the owner.

“People of Merrimack: Count your goats!” the rescue service announced on Facebook.

Police claim charges could be filed if the incident turns out to be a prank.

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