MANSFIELD, Ohio (WJW)– Three 14-week-old goats were rescued after they were dumped on railroad tracks in Mansfield Wednesday evening, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office said.
A person reported seeing a vehicle stop on the tracks near Sites Road and state Route 39, and push out the goats.
A couple spotted the fainting goats and stopped to help. The man and woman gathered the goats into their vehicle so they wouldn’t be hit by a car.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Office located their owners, Danny and Kaitlyn Boyd, who were relieved the goats were found safe.
“We were in the process of fixing where they were escaping from,” Kaitlyn Boyd said. “They are not wanderers. They have been out before. Actually, the same day they went missing I got home, it was about 2:45, 3, and they were actually up here just playing around the barn bank.”
It’s suspected that someone tried to poach Peanut, Pablo and Steve, but decided to abandoned them. The sheriff’s office is investigating the possible animal cruelty.