STRAY PYGMY GOAT FOUND BY BRIDGETON POLICE STILL WITHOUT HOME

Stray pygmy goat found by Bridgeton police still without home
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Bridgeton Police Officer Jonathon Hovermann and Class II Officer Jennifer Skala found a ram walking along Irving Avenue near Inspira Health Center in Bridgeton Tuesday, Feb. 3 after a passerby notified police. (Submitted Photo) (Submmited Photo)
Spencer Kent | South Jersey TimesBy Spencer Kent | South Jersey Times
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on February 05, 2015 at 2:00 PM, updated February 06, 2015 at 12:02 AM

VINELAND– A pygmy goat that was recently found walking in the street by two Bridgeton police officers Tuesday is in good health, but still without a home.The goat, which the officers named Burgy, is currently at the Cumberland County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Vineland, where he is reportedly in good company as well.

“He’s doing just fine,” said Bev Greco, executive director at the SPCA. “He’s a little feisty, but doing fine. He’s out back in our livestock pen and he’s actually hanging out with five new chicken friends.”

Officer Jonathon Hovermann and Class II Officer Jennifer Skala, of the Bridgeton Police Department, found the goat walking along Irving Avenue, near Inspira Health Center in Bridgeton Tuesday, according to a news release from the Bridgeton Police Department.

Authorities came across the goat after a passerby notified police, according to authorities.

Police said they were unable to find the owner of the friendly animal, and temporarily named the goat Burgy.

Police had initially identified the animal as a ram, however Greco clarified and said Burgy is a pygmy goat, which she noted is “a breed of miniature domestic goats that many people keep as pets.”

The owner of the goat should contact the SPCA as soon as possible at 856-691-1500.

Greco said the SPCA will hold Burgy for seven days, like they do with all stray animals, and then put him up for adoption, which she noted will most likely be at an animal rescue group to try and find him a home.

Greco added that the SPCA had just received a stray pot-belly pig Thursday at about noon.

“So he’s going to have a pot-belly pig out back soon too,” she said.

Greco said it is not uncommon for the SPCA to receive stray livestock.

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