Goat brought into Butte bar taken from resort's petting zoo

2013-04-04T07:50:00Z 2013-05-10T07:51:04Z Goat brought into Butte bar taken from resort's petting zooThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 04, 2013 7:50 am  • 

BUTTE — So, the goat that walked into a Montana bar last weekend ... turns out it was stolen from a petting zoo.

Steve Luebeck, general manager at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, says staffers knew the goat was missing, but didn't realize it had been stolen until they saw a story in The Montana Standard on Wednesday reporting that a goat had been brought into a Butte bar early on Easter Sunday.

The pygmy goat, which workers at the Butte animal shelter named Shirley, was returned to the resort's petting zoo on Wednesday.

Luebeck said he's never had an animal stolen from the petting zoo, which has goats and miniature horses. He says they'd like to know who took the animal so they can press charges.

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