In Dodge County, it’s likely not a case of ‘escape’ goats, but it is question authorities don’t have the answer to: why would someone want to steal goats? Some 80 of the animals have gone missing over the past month, says Dodge County Deputy Blaine Lauersdorf.
“Forty in one incident in our county, that happened about a month ago, and just last week we had six that were reported stolen,” says Lauersdorf, adding that neighboring Green Lake has also had reports of up forty goats stolen.
“These animals to my knowledge were not marked,” Lauersdorff says, “I know some goat farmers do tatoo their animals, and that’s a very good idea. At least we’ll have some idea who they belong to in the event we recover them. But right now we don’t have a lot going on as far as leads in this case.”
Submitted by Robin Colbert, WIBA