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Goat causes a stir at Riverside County Carl's Jr.

April 16, 2009 |  1:35 pm

A wayward goat's wanderings took it first into Riverside County traffic, then into a Carl's Jr. restaurant and finally -- thankfully -- to a pen at the Banning Animal Shelter.

An unidentified woman waiting in the drive-through line around lunchtime noticed the goat on nearby Limonite Avenue in Mira Loma.  Fearing it would be hit by a car, the woman herded the animal into the restaurant.  Once there, things got a little rocky when the goat, a female, began running around the restaurant and head-butting the doors.  Fortunately, a Riverside County sheriff's deputy was on hand to help the woman corral the animal until animal control Officer Caitlin Meacham arrived.  Our colleagues at KTLA report:

"She was a really rambunctious goat," Meacham said afterward. "She kept wanting to charge her own reflection off the glass doors at Carl's Jr."

Meacham and the deputy loaded the goat into one of the larger compartments on Meacham's Animal Services truck.

"She's a gorgeous little thing," Meacham said.

Officer Meacham transported the goat to Animal Services' Banning Animal Shelter where veterinary staff members cared for some minor scrapes and injuries.

Originally, Animal Services staff members presumed her injuries were related to her getting hit by a vehicle. But, she seemed to be faring very well once she arrived in Banning, Meacham said.

Animal services hope to locate the goat's owner; failing that, she'll be put up for adoption.

-- Lindsay Barnett

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