EASTON, Conn. — The Easton animal control officer has seized from an Easton veterinarian a number of goats that were eating grass and defecating on a neighbor's property, police said.
The goats have been taken to the Easton Animal Control Shelter, and the costs are mounting up for the goats' owner, Dr. Sherif Lawendy, police said.
On July 12, a Maple Road resident called police to report that her neighbor's goats were in her yard eating the flowers.
"It is not the first time there have been issues with the animals from 269 Maple Road on the neighbor’s property eating grass and defecating," Easton police said in a statement.
Lawendy, who runs the Curbside Veterinary Clinic out of his Maple Road address, "has been advised on many occasions to secure his livestock with fencing," police said. "To this date it has not been done."
The Easton Animal control officer has made several attempts to communicate with Lawendy about redeeming the goats, and the costs adding up every day they are at the shelter, police said.
On Wednesday, July 19, Lawendy was issued an infraction for two counts of failure to redeem an impounded animal after 120 hours, and two counts of recklessly releasing a domestic animal that causes damage to real property in excess of $100.
As of Friday, July 21, Lawendy has not redeemed his goats, police said.
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