Jon Stewart may be best known as a comedian, but the two-hour ordeal he was involved in on a New York subway track on Monday wasn’t exactly a laughing matter.
Around 11 a.m., a train operator called the subway command center to report a situation on the N line in Brooklyn. It was odd, even by New York’s subway standards (which is saying something). Two goats, which had probably escaped a nearby slaughterhouse, were grazing beside the tracks. While the line’s been closed for rehabilitation, they were grazing dangerously close to an electrified rail.
Thanks to the lack of delays, commuters took the opportunity to make light of the silly situation:
Subway crews and police had them corralled within half an hour, while an empty train carried other officers down the track to pick them up.
By now, the goats had names — Billy and Willy — and we all know what that means… it was only a matter of time before the now-famous goats would be rescued. That’s when Jon Stewart, former host of “The Daily Show,” got in on the action.
Jon helped wrangle the wayward ruminants onto a truck and this morning they woke up in the best possible home: Farm Sanctuary. The non-profit farm animal rescue run by Jon’s wife, Tracey, is located in upstate New York.
When service finally resumed, the subway command center just couldn’t resist getting in another pun:
And neither could the commuters:
Let’s all give a big shout-out to everyone involved in rescuing these goats, and especially to Jon and Tracey Stewart for providing them with the best home ever!
Watch them get loaded up into the Farm Sanctuary truck in the video below, and share to spread smiles!
They’re safe now. 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. #FarmSanctuaryLife
Posted by Farm Sanctuary on Monday, August 20, 2018
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