Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control took in 16,000 animals in 2012, but chances are that the average person doesn't include goats when thinking of that huge number.
According to www.wcnc.com on January 9, there are usually a few goats that turn up at animal control every year. Most of them are strays running around in the Charlotte area, an area known for traffic and skyscrapers, not goats.
A county ordinance states that first the goats have to be placed up for auction and if not successful, then they are put up for adoption.
Dr. Mary Blinn, a veterinarian at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control says that they are good companions and will assist in lawn maintenance, "although they don't munch it evenly". Goats do help train herding dogs at the shelter, giving the dogs a chance to use their instincts.
Christi Neal is a photographer for the animal control and now she may be wrangling a goat, the new addition to the adoption list. It seems that the goat decided to hang out on the front porch of a Mint Hill home.
This goat will be up for auction on January 14 at 1 p.m. Gaston County Animal Control also has a stray goat.