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‘This is just a nightmare’: plea for return of beloved blind goat Daisy
Published Monday, September 11, 2017 1:57PM MDT
Last Updated Monday, September 11, 2017 6:19PM MDT
Officials at an animal sanctuary near Wetaskiwin, Alberta are offering a cash reward for the return of Daisy, a blind goat.
The Farm Animal Rescue and Rehoming Movement (FARRM) posted a photo of Daisy on Facebook, and said the animal went missing Sunday evening from the property located about 10 minutes outside of Wetaskiwin.
Neighbours said they saw a vehicle they didn’t recognize at the home and heard dogs barking – they found the gate was closed incorrectly.
“The moment we got to the front gate we knew something was wrong,” Melissa Foley, who owns the property, said. Foley said bungee cord that normally secures the gate was tied up in a different way.
Foley said Merlin hasn’t been himself since Daisy disappeared.
“Crying a lot and baaah-ing,” Foley said. “Just a little bit off.”
Foley is asking people to keep their eyes and ears open.
“[Daisy’s] go-to is just to bleet and to scream and to make very loud sounds,” Foley said.
Foley said the beloved goat lost her eyesight after she was attacked by crows, the birds taking her eyes and her tongue.
“I keep going around the property and walking in circles and thinking ‘Okay, she’s just here,’ this is just a nightmare.”
Now, Foley just wants to have Daisy back, and she’s offering a $10,000 for her safe return, no questions asked.
“She needs us and we need her, we just want her home.”
Officials said anyone with details on the goat’s whereabouts is asked to call or text 780-717-2813. A kennel has been set up outside Foley’s property where the goat can be dropped off.
With files from Dan Grummett
Daisy, the blind goat, is seen in a photo posted on the FARRM Facebook page. Supplied.