Lonely goat home again after stay at Sheriff's Office

A goat with white markings was found alongside a road near Haile Plantation around 6 p.m. Monday. The owner collected the goat Wednesday.

Published: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:10 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:10 a.m.

The little goat that was taken into custody on Monday night has been reunited with its owner.

The animal apparently got lonely and ran away from home in seek of companionship, according to the Alachua County Sheriff's Office.

In an e-mail to The Sun, sheriff's spokesman Art Forgey said: "Someone that knew who owned the goat saw its picture on your website and notified the owner. The owner stated that the goat had been outside and does not like to be alone. It had escaped."

The goat was found by a deputy alongside a road near Haile Plantation. It was so tame that it spent most of Tuesday morning inside the headquarters of the Sheriff's Office visiting the staff and being petted and scratched and cooed over.

The goat was reunited with its owner and safely back at home by Tuesday evening.

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