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Goat from SA Farm Attempts Attack, Waits at the Door

A woman on Reservoir Street says a goat came after her and her dogs, and then waited at the door.

A woman said she was attacked by a loose goat on Reservoir Street in Northborough on Wednesday morning.

Police responded to 33 Reservoir St. after receiving a call around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Julie Guay, who was inside her home when the police arrived, spoke to Officer Shane DiNonato from the window and was "visibly upset and scared," according to the police report.

Guay told police that she had gone outside with her dogs to let them go to the bathroom, and saw a goat running toward her. Guay said she ran with the dogs to the front door, and the goat continued to follow her and attempted to attack her. Police said she was able to get herself and her dogs inside the house, but that "the goat continued to stand at her front door just staring at it for her to open the door."

The goat, said Guay, belong to her neighbor, Santo Anza, the controversial owner of Whitney Street Realty Trust, which operates SA Farm. Guay told police that the goats have roamed into her yard, but "usually aren't this large nor do they usually try to attack her."

She had installed a fence around her yard to keep the animals out, she said. Guay insisted that the only way an animal could enter her yard was by walking down Anza's driveway onto Reservoir Street and then continue up her driveway.

Animals have not entered her yard for a few months, but Guay stated she would "be worried every time she attempted to walk outside from now on."

Officer DiDonato reported that he saw a large black goat staring at Guay's door when he arrived. Every few seconds, said the report, the goat would put its head down, put its horns against the door, back up and stare at the door again.

"I put my cruiser's spotlight on the goat, at which time it ran down Ms. Guay's flower bed and toward my cruiser," said DiDonato in his report. "The animal then stood in front of the car staring at me."

When Sgt. Galvin arrived, Anza came through the woods to retrieve the goat, read the report.

Acting Animal Control Officer Les Boardman was notified of the matter.

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