Goat Refuses To Leave Cheatham County Animal Shelter

ASLAND CITY, Tenn. - In April, Cheatham County Animal Control officers responded to a call for three goats roaming at large on a rural road. It took a lasso and several sets of hands to wrangle the animals up, but eventually all three were transported the county's animal shelter.

Shortly after, a livestock rescue arrived to take all three animals to a new home. But one goat named Luke refused to go.

"The rescue was able to contain the two brothers but could not contain Luke," said animal control director Kristin Reid. "Once the others were gone, we couldn’t keep Luke contained in any kind of pen or structure we had here."

Luke escaped over and over and made himself impossible to catch. So workers decided to let him roam freely, but said he hasn't left the property since he arrived.

"The front door is one favorite spot but he really enjoys," Reid said. "We have a window to our free roaming cat room that has a picnic table right by it and he loves to just sit there and watch the cats."

Luke will ultimately be moved to a rescue, but staff are still working to figure out an exact date for his departure.

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