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Animal control officers in New Jersey found seven sheep that likely escaped from a slaughterhouse, but now they have found a new sanctuary.

Paterson Animal Control said a call came in about 5 a.m. Monday reporting that several sheep were wandering the city streets.

An officer responded to the area and found only one sheep, which was brought to the city's shelter. A second call around 6:30 a.m. led to three more sheep being rounded up.

"They were difficult to catch," animal control Officer John DeCando said.

First, however, the sheep had to be wrangled. Officers used snare poles and put sheep in multiple police cars to transport them to a shelter. One sheep was found outside a Sealy Mattress, and another was trying to enter a Dunkin'. (For coffee? For donuts?)

DeCando said the sheep likely escaped from a River Street slaughterhouse. "I don't know where they came from, but I know exactly where they're going," DeCando said. "They're going to be safe."

Skylands Animal Sanctuary and Rescue will give the lucky sheep a new home.

Photo: Paterson Animal Control

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