PETA Honors 40th Police Officers

PETA Honors 40th Police Officers
Police officers Picariello (c) and Mazzella (r) proudly accepted their award from Moira Colley, PETA press outreach coordinator.
Photo by Veronica Feliciano

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.

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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