Going, going, gone! More than 75 goats, sheep escape New Jersey auction

HACKETTSTOWN, New Jersey (WABC) -- New Jersey police were called to the scene after dozens of goats and sheep escaped a livestock auction Wednesday night.

More than 75 animals escaped from the Hackettstown Livestock Auction on West Stiger Street around 9:30 p.m.

Police said the livestock were able to get out when an unsecured gate was pushed open, allowing the animals to freely roam the streets.

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The responding officers helped herd 50 to 60 animals back into their pen with the help of some good Samaritans.

Officers said they re-secured the gate with a piece of rope.

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