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Goat abandoned near rush-hour traffic in Oceanside, Humane Society seeks public's help

Posted at 6:18 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 21:21:28-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - The San Diego Humane Society is asking for the public's help in solving an animal cruelty investigation.

Around 5:30 p.m. on April 29 Humane Officers received a call about a loose goat running in and out of traffic at the busy Oceanside intersection of College Boulevard and Marvin Street.

Oceanside resident Scott Palmer made the call when he noticed the goat on his commute home.

“I literally told him to sit and stay, don’t know what I was thinking but I tried to distract him, and then he followed me to my car," said Palmer.

Palmer described him as being as friendly as a dog.

A Humane Law Officer picked up the goat and then received surveillance video of the incident.

The footage shows two people abandoning the goat and driving away in a 4-door, white pickup truck.

“It’s ok for you to come to us, please don’t abandon your animals when you can bring them to San Diego Humane Society and we'll take care of it for you," said Dariel Walker, with the Humane Society.

She says if you cannot afford the fee, the Humane Society can still help.

If you have any information on the suspects or have surveillance video call Humane Law Enforcement: 619-299-7012

The suspects face misdemeanor charges.