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'Not baaaaad': New York police officers rescue wandering sheep in Brooklyn

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Police officers said they rescued a sheep that was spotted wandering the streets of New York.

Now, the sheep is being cared for at an animal rescue.

The New York Police Department shared a photo on Facebook that shows two officers holding the sheep before placing it in the back of a trailer.

It all went down Saturday.

"This afternoon, officers from the Mounted Unit and Emergency Service Unit apprehended a sheep that was found roaming the streets of Brooklyn," police noted on social media. "The animal was safely transported to Brooklyn Animal Control."

"Not baaaaad for a group of cops with no experience shepherding a sheep," the department added.

As of Monday morning, nearly 2,000 people responded to the image. Several praised police for rescuing the animal.

"Bless these cops for saving this earth angel," one person wrote.

"Run free little oneI hope a rescue takes it," another noted.

Animal Care Animal Care Centers of NYC later noted that the organization took in the sheep, adding that they were working with sanctuary partners for permanent placement.

They later announced the animal was already on the way to Skylands Animal Sanctuary And Rescue, which is a non-profit located in New Jersey.

It wasn't immediately known how long the sheep was on the lamb. It also wasn't clear where it wandered off from or who owned the animal.

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