Stolen baby goat dies

Daneka HillNorth West Telegraph
The goats siblings who were taken from the Lion Animal Park in Newman, the dark-coated goat was the one who was handed into the vets.
Camera IconThe goats siblings who were taken from the Lion Animal Park in Newman, the dark-coated goat was the one who was handed into the vets. Credit: Josh Andrews

One of two newborn goats stolen from the Lions Animal Park in Newman on Good Friday was returned to her owners in such poor condition she died the next day.

Park volunteer Josh Andrews said the club now kept expectant goats and newborns on a separate property to avoid a repeat of the heartbreaking situation.

The goats were stolen when they were only four days old.

One was handed in to local vets and once stabilised by staff, taken back to Mr Andrews.

But the animal was so malnourished she died within hours of being home.

The second goat is still missing.

Mr Andrews said the female goat was probably handed in to the vets after her sibling died.

“It is just annoying that they were stolen and then not cared for at all,” he said.

Because of the nature of how they were handed into the vets, Mr Andrews believes the stolen goats were likely kept close to town.

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