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Goat rescued off of Route 49 in Marcy

The Goat was stuck in an overpass at the Marcy SUNY Parkway/Edic Road Exit.

Posted: Apr 8, 2020 10:27 PM
Updated: Apr 9, 2020 11:09 PM

UPDATE: When the goat was rescued Wednesday, a local resident Sherrie Hartwell offered to take the goat and care for it until the owner came to claim it.

After hearing the news, The goat's owner contacted State Police and told Troopers it was his goat that was loose on Route 49. The owner stated that the goat took off from the back of his truck, two weeks ago, when he was unloading cattle for a market in Utica. Hartwell asked the owner if she could purchase the goat. The owner decided to sell the goat to Hartwell for $150.

MARCY N.Y.- Route 49 West in Marcy was shut down for a while Wednesday afternoon while authorities tried to catch a goat that was stuck in an overpass at the Marcy SUNY Parkway/Edic Road exit.

The Whitesboro Fire Department used a ladder truck to try and get the goat down before it got loose and ran off.

Chris Reid, a firefighter with the Maynard Fire Department, caught the goat.

"I got flagged down to chase a goat up the road, crossed the guardrail a couple of times, then he started going down by the bridge." said Reid. "And when he started going down there (by the bridge), I jumped on him and stopped him in his tracks so he wouldn't go farther." 

The goat was then safely returned to its owner.

The Maynard and Whitesboro fire departments, as well as state police, responded to the call on Route 49. 

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