Pygmy goat found wandering streets of Northeast D.C.

Billy the goat. (Photo: Washington Humane Society)

WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- Animal control officers have corralled a pygmy goat found wandering the streets of the District.

The goat - named Billy by the staff at the Washington Humane Society - was initially spotted last week by police officers along V Street NE between 31st and 33rd streets.

Goats are not legal to have as pets in D.C. and authorities say they have been unable to determine how Billy, who was in good health, ended up running loose here.

While no one has come forward to claim ownership of the wandering goat, a number of suburbanites who live in areas where pet goats are allowed have volunteered to adopt Billy.

Officials said Billy is currently being cared for at the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, Maryland, where he lives alongside pigs, roosters and other animals rescued by the Humane Society.

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