Missing Mother’s Day gift found running around in neighbors yard

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FENTON, MO (KPLR) - There was a surprising pet rescue in Fenton, Monday afternoon: not a dog, not a cat, but a goat.

Amanda Belcher brought her son home from school and did a double take when she looked across the street.

It was goat running in someone's front yard.

She couldn't just let a lost goat stay lost.

It turned out that goat was somebody's Mother's Day gift.

It’s no surprise around here to find someone’s lost dog or maybe even a child who’s wandered a little too far from home in the neighborhood.

Finding a goat is a new one for Belcher.

“I didn’t know what it was at first. Then when I got over there I thought it was a goat,” she said. “I actually ‘FaceTimed’ my husband so he would believe me that it was a goat,” she said.

“I didn’t believe it when she said she found a goat in the neighbor’s yard,” her husband, Korey said. “I told her I wanted a picture. So she ‘FaceTimed’ and showed me her chasing a goat around trying to catch him.”

She tried to lure him with food but nothing worked. Eventually the goat got caught in the wheel well of a neighbor’s car.

“When I got back he was already … like half his body was stuck between the tire and the wheel well of the car – like his butt was hanging out. He was stuck,” Amanda said.

Another neighbor was able to lift the car just enough for her to grab the goat, free him, and carry him home.

She posted a picture of the lost goat on the ‘JeffCo 4-1-1’ FaceBook page.

In less than hour she learned the goat ‘moved in’ just a couple of houses away, Sunday. It was a Mother’s Day gift for an elderly neighbor.

“[The neighbor] had made a joke to her kids and grandkids about her back yard needed to be cut, they figured they’d get her a little pygmy goat to cut the grass for her so she didn’t have to do it,” Kory Belcher said.

The goat did not appear to be hurt.

It apparently escaped the neighbor’s house through a doggie door.

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