PARAMUS - A young goat found wandering a Ridgewood cemetery last week is continuing to recuperate at Oradell Animal Hospital.
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 the animal hospital for medical attention.
On Friday morning, the animal hospital provided an update on the pygmy goat, which they’ve named “Wesley.”
“For those that didn’t hear – Wesley came to us Monday in rough shape after being found roaming around a Ridgewood cemetery. We’ve been treating him for pneumonia and parasites, and he’s already showing great signs of improvement,” the hospital wrote on its Facebook page.
“He's very friendly, quite vocal and loves to venture outside to snack on the grass.... and he just might chase you down the hall if you're not moving fast enough!” they also posted.
After Wesley recovers, he’ll be sent off to “a fantastic forever home with lots of goat friends,” the hospital added.
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.