"He was not in the best of shape," Carol Tyler, from Tyco Animal Control, told The Dodo. Their livestock veterinarian found the goat had an upper respiratory infection and possibly pneumonia. "We've started a course of antibiotics and hopefully the goat will start feeling better soon," she said.
Authorities are still trying to track down the goat's owners, but Tyler suspects that he might have been destined for slaughter, then abandoned because he was sick.
Thankfully, the goat won't be homeless for long. Several farm sanctuaries have already invited to take him in once he gets better, promising to let him live out his days in peace and comfort.
"I'm sure this goat will have a fulfilling life. There's been so many generous and wonderful offers. I'm sure we're going to place this goat in the best possible home," says Tyler. "It was probably a blessing that he was detained."