Baby goat beheaded; another goat taken from New Orleans park

AP News
Posted: Jan 29, 2015 6:53 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A baby goat was beheaded and its twin was taken from a park where they had been in a pen, the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said Thursday.

The white-and-black hybrid pygmy and dwarf goats were born Nov. 6 and were about the size of housecats. They belonged to a company that rents goats out to people who want them to eat weeds and trim grass, according to Morgana King, to the owner of "Y'Herd Me?"

The SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the death of Calvin and the disappearance of his brother Jack.

King said she had 13 goats penned at Brechtel Park in New Orleans, and found the headless goat when she went there Thursday because they were out of their pen. The fence was knocked down, she said, but she couldn't tell what happened.

King said she'd hoped a dog or coyote killed the goat, but the wound looked like a cut rather than a bite.