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Goat that walked into Mont. bar was taken from zoo

Sunday - 4/7/2013, 4:14pm  ET

In this April 3, 2013 photo shows Butte-Silver Bow Animal Shelter supervisor Jacki Casagranda sits with "Shirley" a pygmy goat in Butte Mont. The goat was picked up at a local bar by the animal warden last weekend. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort general manager Steve Luebeck says staffers knew the goat was missing but didn't realize it had been stolen until they saw a story in The Montana Standard reporting that a goat had been taken into a Butte bar early Sunday. Shirley was returned to the resort's petting zoo. (AP Photo/The Montana Standard, Walter Hinick)

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) -- So the goat that walked into a Montana bar last weekend ... was stolen from a petting zoo.

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort general manager Steve Luebeck 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 taken into a Butte bar early Sunday.

The pygmy goat, named "Shirley, was returned to the resort's petting zoo.

Luebeck tells The Standard (http://bit.ly/11rcGB5 ) he has never had an animal stolen from the zoo, which has goats and miniature horses. He says zoo managers would like to know who took the animal so they can press charges.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com


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