GusGus, a 3 1/2-week-old baby goat, was missing for 20 hours when someone discovered him near a North Phoenix canal, Kristi Walsh, the fair's director of marketing, tells New Times.
Our long, local nightmare is over. #GusGus is coming home!— Matthew Benson (@MatthewWBenson) November 5, 2015
"That person saw him and turned him into a local PetSmart. And because of all the media coverage, the pet store worker recognized him and called us," she says. "He's currently in the car with a fair official and should be back with his mother by 3 p.m."
GusGus, who made headlines with his disappearance — he even has a Twitter account — was stolen about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday from a petting zoo exhibit at the state fair. Fair officials cautioned that given GusGus' young age, were he not returned to his mother immediately, there was a good chance he would die.