Two pygmy goats were wandering on the roadway in front of Frederick Douglas High School in the 8000 block of Croom Road in Croom, Maryland. Numerous drivers nearly hit the animals.
A frantic driver went to the Croom Fire/EMS Station #845 where she alerted firefighters. When firefighters rushed to the scene, they found citizens and even a landscaping crew trying to round the goats up.
Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Lt. Lisa Viars says it was a good deed that could have turned bad quickly if safety measures had not been taken.
Viars says they managed to capture one goat and put it in the back of a pickup truck, but it escaped. Eventually, rescue crews were able to herd the two animals into a small area and capture them.
Viars and her family are now caring for the two goats in a makeshift pen in their backyard.
"They seem to be doing well,” says Viars. “We bought some straw. They like a box that we provided for them."
They are calling one of the goats "574" after a sticker it has on its head. They have named the other "845" after the fire station.
Viars isn't sure where they goats came from. She believes they must have escaped from one of the many farms in the area.
She says the goats are healthy. She hopes their owner soon comes forward to claim their lucky kids.
"Hopefully it will be in time for Easter, and it will be a happy Easter story for everybody,” Viars says.
Anyone with information about the ownership of the pygmy goats should contact the Croom Fire/EMS Station at 301-883-7745.