PETA Honors 40th Pct. For Goat Rescue

Police officers Anthony Picariello (2nd from l) and Christopher Mazzella (r) with the goat they rescued.
Photo courtesy of ACC

In honor of the NYPD’s rescue of a goat who escaped from a slaughterhouse on St. Patrick’s Day, PETA presented the 40th Precinct’s police officers with a Compassionate Police Department Award during the precinct’s Community Council meeting on Wednesday, April 3 at Lincoln Hospital. After receiving a call about an animal jumping between traffic, police officers Anthony Picariello and Christopher Mazzella reported to the scene at the intersection of East 132nd Street and Locust Avenue. When the goat hopped onto nearby train tracks, the officers stopped an oncoming train, called an emergency-service unit for assistance, captured the animal and transported him to Animal Care Centers of NYC. The goat has now found a permanent home at Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue in New Jersey.

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