Police find runaway goat in Beacon Hill

Police find runaway goat in Beacon Hill
Photo courtesy of Seattle Animal Shelter
SEATTLE -- A South Precinct patrol officer got quite a surprise Sunday morning when he spotted a full-sized goat wandering the streets of Beacon Hill.

The officer was driving past Beacon Avenue South and South Leo Street at roughly 8:30 a.m. when he spotted the roughly 60-pound goat. After calling for backup, the officer was able to get a leash on the animal and transport it to the Seattle Animal Shelter.

Police weren't able to find the goat's owner, but they say it's illegal to keep that type of goat in city limits.

A shelter volunteer thinks the goat may have been a "goat for hire" used to eat overgrown foliage in the neighborhood.

If you know who owns the goat, you can call the Seattle Animal Shelter at (206) 386-7387 or come down to the shelter during normal business hours.