FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) – Police Thursday morning responded to a curious call about a goat in distress.

A passerby contacted police after he or she found the apparently abandoned animal tied to a fence post in a neighborhood the area of 13 Mile and Orchard Lake Road in Farmington Hills.

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The goat is brown in color wish a pink and purple matching collar and leash.  Police said the goat was “in distress” but it appeared to be otherwise in good shape.

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Police described the goat as “friendly,” leading them to believe it could possibly be a family pet or from a petting farm.  Sgt. Bonnie Unruh said when they untied the animal, it walked well on the leash like a dog.

Investigators loaded the goat into a police vehicle for the drive to Oakland County Animal Control, where it was being cared for Friday.

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Police said the goat’s owner was located shortly after the story hit the media Friday afternoon.