Not only did I see a goat outside of the Pulaski Route 40 corridor (headed towards Erdman Avenue) but I then decided it best to chase
|I fell right in love with her.|
|I chased the goat back here at Harbor Tech.|
|I mean how can you not think she's cute?|
Having never met these people before the common mission immediately was to save the goat. After an hour of chasing him with blankets and all our might, the little goat kept outrunning us, apparently scared and missing from it's owner. It wore a bright blue collar which indicated to us, it was someone's pet. It would not respond to dog calls and surely was scared of whatever events transpired earlier that day. The goat continued to sneak under Mike's truck, sitting ever so patiently but just out of our reach. Oddly, it even did a walk on it's joints and elbows which I've never seen a goat do before. I have to say the damn goat ran pretty fast and three of us could not catch it.
After about two hours, sweating our asses off and the goat apparently not tired, we had no other choice but to call Animal Control of Baltimore City. We all really didn't want to do this, because we didn't want the goat to get put down. At first even calling them Mike was given quite the runaround thinking we were county as the property is on the city-county line. Finally, a nice man from Animal Control came and chased the goat....into the hands of Mike who snatched the goat's collar and Animal Control was then able to harness her. I'll be damn. Mike then picked up the goat and put her in the Animal Control truck. I do believe Mike and the goat had a moment--the goat became calm and thankful finally that it was off the streets. That's when we discovered the "he" was a "she."
Animal Control promised they would get BARCS involved. She was a bit dirty after crawling around a ship building lot and under greasy vehicles, but none the less safe from the harm of a four lane bustling highway at dinner time. I was worried this would impact her adopt-ability. But, thanks to total strangers and the love of animals, we will have this story to tell for years. I checked with BARCS and YES THANK THE GOAT GODS one of their vets gave her a good home on her farm. If it wasn't for my Smartphone my husband just may not have believed this story, a goat running wild in the City. Finally, something with a happy ending. ♥