September 23rd, 2017

Blind goat stolen from central Alberta animal sanctuary, reward being offered

By The Canadian Press on September 11, 2017.

WETASKIWIN, Alta. – Officials at an animal sanctuary near Wetaskiwin, Alta., are offering a $10,000 no-questions-asked reward for the return of a blind goat named Daisy.

The Farm Animal Rescue and Rehoming Movement says Daisy vanished Sunday night from their property about 10 minutes outside of Wetaskiwin.

Neighbours say they saw a vehicle they didn’t recognize at the home and heard dogs barking, then found the gate was closed incorrectly.

Melissa Foley, who owns the property, tells CTV Edmonton the goat lost her eyesight after she was attacked by crows, which plucked out her eyes and also took her tongue.

Foley says Daisy gets by just fine with the help and companionship of her best friend, a blind sheep named Merlin.

But she adds Merlin hasn’t been himself since Daisy disappeared.

“Crying a lot and baaah-ing,” Foley says. “Just a little bit off.”

Foley is asking for the public to be on the lookout for the goat.

“(Daisy’s) go-to is just to bleet and to scream and to make very loud sounds,” Foley says. “I keep going around the property and walking in circles and thinking, “˜OK, she’s just here.’ This is just a nightmare.”

(CTV Edmonton)

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