NYPD Officers Paid $40 To Rescue Goat After It Escaped Harm
This goat has quite the story to tell. After escaping from a slaughterhouse in New York City, it found its way to some helping hands. Members of the 103rd Precinct's Anti-Crime unit are huge animal lovers. So when they found the baby goat wandering the street, they decided he was not going back to the slaughterhouse. The Jamaica, Queens precinct paid $40 to the slaughterhouse and kept the goat.
Sgt. Mary Humburg and Officers Anthony Fernandez and Danny Gasperetti paid the $40 to keep the cutie and named him Merrick.
“I love animals,” Humburg said. “He was just a baby. How could I let it get killed? He fought crime with us,” Humburg joked. "Best $40 I've spent."
They kept Merrick until it could find a safe, loving home. After spending a few days with the crime fighting crew he was taken to an animal sanctuary in Suffolk County. That is one lucky goat! Thanks for the officers for saving it.
The 103rd Precinct posted several pictures of the officers with the goat on Twitter. “Sometimes you get guns, sometimes you get goats,” the precinct tweeted. “It's not just a job, it's an adventure.”
103 Precinct AntiCrime Team...Sometimes you get guns,sometimes you get goats! It's not just a job,it's an adventure. pic.twitter.com/hLhAj026p1
— NYPD 103rd Precinct (@NYPD103Pct) January 20, 2016