Police find goat left attached to fence in Farmington Hills

The big question is where did that goat come from and why was it left tied to a fence on a stranger's property?

At Oakland County Animal Control you'll find plenty of dogs, the occasional rooster, but rarely a goat.

"She's a pygmy goat, she looks like a baby goat," said Joanie Tool from Oakland County Animal Control. "But that's as big as she'll get."

Just how Oakland County got this goat just might get yours. Farmington Hills police officer Kent Schooley found the goat near 13 Mile and Orchard Lake Thursday.

"I showed up there and there was a goat that was attached by a dog leash and collar attached to a fence," Schooley said. "Like someone intentionally put it there."

"It was calling out the whole time until I was there until I walked up to him."

A passerby had spotted it in distress and called 911. 

"It was the first time I've ever been called to something like that," Schooley said. "I initially put him in (the vehicle) I rolled down the window so he could get some air. I was waiting for somebody to take photos or something. End up on YouTube with a goat sticking out the back of my back window."

After brief stop at Farmington Hills PD, it was up to Auburn Hills.

And oddly enough while here, she's bonded a bit with man's best friend.

"Usually goats and dogs, there's a prey there, so they don't normally bond," Toole said. "But I think because she's lonely, she's kind of attaching herself to the dogs."

The goat has yet to be named during it's short stay at the animal shelter here but staffers have kicked around a few possibilities.

Geraldine, Gertrude, Gertie the goat...well you get the idea

Police tracked down it's owner Friday, but it's unclear how soon they'll pick up the goat and how it ended up tied up to a fence.

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