A Marigot family is seeking the assistance of the pubic in finding two goats that were stolen from the property of Eldon Francois about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9 by three individuals, according to daughter Nisha Frederick.
“Our home is a target for thieves. They always break and enter but this time they decided to take the animals,” Frederick told St. Lucia News Online.
She described one of the goats as pregnant, “plain white”, “very spoilt” and responds to the name ‘Snow’ or ‘Snowie’. She said the other goat is a kid (baby goat).
According to Frederick, the family heard dogs in the neighbourhood barking ferociously and decided to investigate.
However, by the time they went outside it was a bit too late.
“When we look they (three individuals) were already at the bottom of the steps running away. My dad quickly open the door and ran, but they ran somewhere in nearby bushes which lead to Fond Mange, which is another close-by area,” Frederick said.
The family is disappointed with the response of the Marigot police.
“We called the police immediately… said they were on their way and never showed up, but they called one hour after, asking if everything is okay and that they couldn’t make it. The police said they would have come in today (Tuesday) and still never showed up,” Frederick said.
“My dad drove around but found nothing,” she added.
The adult goat is one of the family’s prized possessions.
“She (Snow) was supposed to give birth next month. She is very spoilt and she does respond to the name Snow or Snowie. The other goat is a baby and it follows Snow all around, so when they grabbed Snow it ran too. They also cut the rope that was tying the goat where it was on our property.
“Please let the public know in case those thieves try selling her or just in case someone sees it anywhere around. Maybe, just maybe, we will know by the comments of the public,” Frederick pleaded.
Anyone with information are asked to call the family at 716-2317.