Rescued Goat Gets Hero’s Welcome In Minnesota

If there’s any truth at all to a certain Chicago Cubs curse involving livestock, the Green Bay Packers may have bought themselves a whole lot of trouble. We take you now to Tires Plus in Winona, MN, where mechanics working on a car heard strange cries coming from the trunk.

So they open it, and inside is a goat, tied at the feet, painted purple, with a No. 4 shaved into its hair. This in not an everyday occurrence, even in Winona. So the shop owner calls animal control. And how could hilarity not ensue?

First we go to the WINONA DAILY NEWS:

A woman came into the Tires Plus in Winona just before noon, asking if the shop had time to replace a belt.

Prusci started the paperwork.

“Oh, by the way,” the woman said. “I have a goat in my trunk.”

Prusci didn’t think he heard her right.

“A what?”

“Yes, a goat,” the woman said. “And it’s alive.”

The MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE also pounces on the story:

A male goat — painted purple and gold and with a numeral 4 shaved on each side of its torso — was discovered Friday inside a car trunk in Winona, Minn., after the driver pulled in for service at an auto repair shop, according to the city’s Animal Control office.

“They [a man, a woman and a child] were on their way to the Twin Cities,” Animal Control officer Wendy Peterson said this morning, noting that it was the night of the real Brett Favre’s debut as quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings.

The goat’s owners were from Wisconsin, of course, and the city attorney’s office is uncertin if it will prosecute the owner for animal cruelty. What is certain is that the goat was rescued, was named Brett, and was sent to a foster home where it is “doing good, scaling 4-foot fences,” Peterson said.