Goats found in Cringleford garden could have been stolen in break-in

Two pygmy goats were rescued after being abandoned in a garden. Picture: courtesy of PACT Animal San

Two pygmy goats were rescued after being abandoned in a garden. Picture: courtesy of PACT Animal Sanctuary - Credit: PACT Animal Sanctuary

Two goats rescued from a Cringleford back garden could have been stolen after a home was burgled, after their rightful owner came forward.

Chris Rockingham, co-founder, and David Barnett, acting manager, with the goats at the PACT Animal S

Chris Rockingham, co-founder, and David Barnett, acting manager, with the goats at the PACT Animal Sanctuary at Woodrising which were rescued from Norwich at the weekend. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Staff from Pact Animal Sanctuary at Woodrising, near Hingham, were called on Sunday after the female pygmy goat and male kid were spotted on the loose.Pact co-founder Chris Rockingham said: 'The owners of the house were away at the time and their son and his girlfriend were house-sitting.

'When they got up in the morning they looked out the window to see two goats playing there.'

Enquiries at the time found no-one in the area owned goats nor had anyone any knowledge of the pair.

But after seeing the newspaper report when the goats were first found, a woman has now come forward and said she reported the goats as stolen following a break-in in May.

Chris Rockingham, co-founder, and David Barnett, acting manager, with the goats at the PACT Animal S

Chris Rockingham, co-founder, and David Barnett, acting manager, with the goats at the PACT Animal Sanctuary at Woodrising which were rescued from Norwich at the weekend. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

Mrs Rockingham said: 'The police were made aware then and have now been made aware of the present situation and they are still anxious to find the perpetrator.


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'The owner has identified the goats but as she is concerned about possible future thefts, between us we have found a home which we are both happy with and will be able to visit. Sadly the lady has reluctantly had to relocate all of her animals [since the break in].'

? To help with funding, visit www.pactsanctuary.org

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