PARAMUS, NJ – A young goat found wandering a Ridgewood cemetery earlier this month has recovered from a bout of pneumonia and is now off to an animal sanctuary.
After being corralled by police, cemetery workers and animal control on April 5 at Valleau Cemetery, the 7-month-old male goat was brought to Oradell Animal Hospital for medical attention.
On Saturday morning, the animal hospital provided an updated on the pygmy goat, which they’ve named “Wesley.”
“Three weeks ago, Wesley presented to our E.R. mistreated and malnourished, loaded with parasites and battling pneumonia,” the hospital wrote on its Facebook page. “Today, he’s a happy, healthy goat and he’s off to his forever home – a goat sanctuary!”
While the hospital said it could not share specifically where Wesley is going, they said they're confident he's heading to "the best place possible."
Authorities said the goat escaped from a cardboard box that had been left at the cemetery on Franklin Turnpike and are still trying to determine who left the animal there.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Ridgewood Police Department at 201-670-5519.