ROCKLAND, N.Y. (CNN/NEWS 12) - A stolen mother goat is back with her kids after spending hours away from home.
The people caring for her said the media is the reason she was found.
"This has got be the first goat abduction," said Montebello Mayor Jeff Oppenheim.
A pet goat snatched from her Rockland, N.Y., home was returned to her owners Saturday night after spending hours on the loose and making her media debut on News 12.
"Apparently, a group of teenagers abducted a goat from the Monsey area and abandoned it in Kawaki Park," said the mayor.
Oppenheim walked through the timeline and how it happened -- how a couple stumbled on the dwarf Nigerian goat ambling down Kevin Drive in Montebello Saturday morning.
It had no tag or ID and was lactating and leaking milk. The couple called the mayor, who didn't hesitate to act.
"We grabbed the bull by the horns, and we're able to get the goat to be cared for by the Roses," said Oppenheim.
The Roses are Rockland's own goat whisperers.
"I guess we're the goat-to person," said the Roses.
The goat spent her time in a pen while she was on the lam, and the Roses said she got along quite well with the chickens and made a lovely house guest.
"All I did was play with the goat all day," said the Roses.
But that ended Saturday night when News 12 ran the story about the runaway goat that was given a good home. The Monsey owners saw their lost goat on the small screen.
"The phone rang, and he said, 'You got our goat,'" said the Roses.
That's how the goat, a new mother, was reunited with its anxious owners and baby kids.
"I give News 12 credit as the ‘goat-busters,'" said Oppenheim.
But that's just all in a day's work here.
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