Breaking! Jon & Tracey Stewart Team With Farm Sanctuary To Rescue Goats From Subway Tracks In NY Yesterday!

Photo from Animal Control Centers, Twitter

Yesterday began with two goats wandering on the subway tracks in New York. Today the duo, now named Billy and Willy, are settling into their new forever home after many people, including longtime animal advocates Jon and Tracey Stewart, came to their rescue.

“A new one for us (we think),” noted a post on the NYCTSubway Twitter account. “Two goats are roaming along the N line tracks in Brooklyn. They’re safe and not currently affecting service, but they are on the run.”

The goats, believed to have escaped from one of the area’s many meat markets, were found at a section of the N Line that was closed for the summer.

Before they made their way to the operating tracks, members of the Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) relocated Billy and Willy to Animal Care and Control in Brooklyn.

Fortunately, they were not there for long because by the afternoon comedian and avid animal welfare advocate Jon Stewart and his wife Tracey rescued the goats and transported them to Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, in upstate New York.

“You’ve goat to be kidding me – goats on the subway,” the department said on its Twitter feed along with a photo of Stewart with some of the staff. “ACC happy to provide a temp spot until @FarmSanctuary could pick them up. Added bonus for staff who also met animal hero @jonstewartbooks

“They’re safe now,” shared a post on Farm Sanctuary’s Facebook page. “These goats were found terrified on the subway tracks in Brooklyn this morning. Tonight, they are on their way to our flagship sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY, thanks to Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC), our friends Tracey and Jon Stewart, and our talented Farm Sanctuary rescue team.”

The Stewarts, who operate a farm in New Jersey for rescued animals, partnered with Farm Sanctuary on a project dubbed The Daily Squeal.

“It all started with two rescued pigs, Anna and Maybelle,” Tracey Stewart explains on The Daily Squeal’s website. “After falling in love with them at Farm Sanctuary, we adopted them and brought them to live with us in New Jersey. Well we couldn’t stop there…they needed friends. Goat, sheep, and horse “siblings” followed.”

Farm Sanctuary has been rescuing thousands of animals like Anna and Maybelle from the factory farming industry for more than three decades. It operates shelters in upstate New York as well as Northern California and Southern California “where these animals can live safe and happy lives.”

As noted on the Farm Sanctuary website, Tracey Stewart is on the non-profits Board of Directors and, along with Jon, developed a Farm Sanctuary sister site in Colts Neck, New Jersey.

Through sanctuary tours, conferences, and public awareness campaigns, Farm Sanctuary educates millions of people about the deplorable conditions that animals face on factory farms and inspires them to create a more compassionate world.

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