Wednesday 18 September 2019

Here's looking at you Kid - Baby goat joins elite Police unit

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Meet Boxer, the newest member of the Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit of the New South Wales Police Force.

The cuddly baby Boar goat is being bottle fed and lovingly cared for by Australian police officers since his mother passed away shortly after giving birth to him.

Boxer, who is four-weeks-old, looks very sharp in his custom-made police uniform.

"The goat is staying with them intermittently, a different officer cares for Boxer each night," a spokesperson for NSW Police told Mashable Australia.

"When he's bigger he'll move to a property with paddocks with plenty of room for him."

Boxer earned his name due to the fact that he battled to stay alive following his mother's death.

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"We took his mum down to the vet and they performed an emergency C-section, but she died.

"Then he came out and he was blue and we thought he was dead.

"The vets kept working on him and about 20 minutes later he woke up," his owner, Police Commander Charlton told the Daily Telegraph.

Charlton initially brought the furry little fellow to the Police Station to cheer up a colleague's daughter.

"An officer brought him in as another officer's daughter had recently had medical issues and is recovering.

"She loves goats, so they brought Boxer in, in a 'pets as therapy' type capacity," a spokesperson said.

But very soon Boxer was strutting around the office like he owns the place, causing mischief and bringing smiles to everyone's faces.

"The first day we brought him in, everyone liked him. He’s like a dog.

"They just love him. It’s hard not to like him. He just wanders around, sleeps under desks, wees everywhere," Charlton said.

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