Goat, Donkey Go On The Lam In Newbury

NEWBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A goat named Sassy and a donkey named Bradley made a break for it Tuesday, busting out of their farm and booking it to the Newbury town library.

Librarian Kati Bourque told WBZ NewsRadio's Shari Small she was the first one to spot the pair of barnyard fugitives.

"I just happened to look out the window and was like, 'A miniature donkey's in our backyard,' and then here comes this goat, and he's just kind of hanging out as well."

Library Director Jean Ackerly, not knowing who they belonged to, called Animal Control.

"I said the goat was trying to get in the building, and [the officer on the other end of the line] said, 'Well, let him in, it's a public library!'"

Ackerly said the owners claim it was all Sassy's idea.

"There's some funny quotes from the owners—Sassy the goat is a woman of ill repute, she's the one that broke free, and Bradley the donkey followed her to escape," Ackerly said.

A rooster from the same farm has visited the library farm before.

"He just hangs out and he crows occasionally, and then he wanders off!" Bourque said. "Gotta come to the library, we've got some good books. They need to read Dorothy Cronin's 'Click Clack Moo,' she writes all about the farm animals."

WBZ NewsRadio's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports

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