Stray Goat Going Home

Steve Miller
April 25, 2018 - 3:55 pm
Romeoville Goat

(Romeoville Police Department)


ROMEOVILLE (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The goat that was rescued from Illinois Route 53 in Romeoville earlier this week is now going home.

Bennie the billy goat was wandering on the busy road and then corralled into a Jiffy Lube and lassoed by Romeoville Animal Control Officer Mary Ann Helton.

And for two days, nobody claimed him. Helton took him home.

Now, someone heard the story and realized it was a neighbor's goat.

Helton says she and her family had fun with the goat she named Bennie. But it's time for him to move on.

"My girls had a good time. They put him on a harness and walked him around the neighborhood, and the dogs played with him.

"My daughter was just smitten, having him around for the few days. But no, It's a goat. It's not an inside pet. He ended up having a pee accident on my couch. And I'm like, ‘Yeah, Bennie can go back to the kennel. We're good.’"