Members of Toronto Cow Save, a group that holds regular vigils outside local slaughterhouses, saw the goat, who appeared to be earmarked for an untimely end at the plant.
According to the group's Facebook post, there were no demands to hand her over. No shrill protest. Just a simple plea to "the higher law of mercy and compassion."
Can we have her?
Was that all it took for the plant manager to agree to give her up? We may never know what went through his mind in that crucial moment.
But we do know, just moments later, #151 was in the backseat of a rescuer's car. Just like someone's dog.