CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - This may not be the typical animal you'd expect to find at the shelter but animal care and control workers aren't complaining. The 3 month old baby goat found roaming on West Sugar Creek Road near the Fire department Thursday, is now at least temporarily calling the Byrum Road Animal Shelter Home.
Animal Care and Control is working hard to find the owners of this little girl. They tell FOX 46 Charlotte, they'll hold her for the next 72 hours before they start searching for a new home for her.
"The best situation for her is for an owner to see her on this broadcast and say 'hey that's my baby goat,'" says Josh Fisher, the Animal Care and Control Shelter Manager.
If no one claims the baby goat, she ends becoming the City of Charlotte's property. Then the city will auction her off to help her find her new forever home.
Animal Care and Control's main focus in on cats and dogs but the shelter is well equipped to care for livestock.
"Unlike many other animal shelters in the state, we have a stand-alone barn. So we do have stalls are able to take care of livestock in a more appropriate setting than a larger dog kennel," says Fisher.
They even have 2 resident goats who are just too old to be re-homed now and a pig. They’ve even house over a dozen horses.
For now, the shelter hopes that this little one's stay is only temporary and that it won't be long before she can go back to roaming the greener pastures she's used to.