Missing Persons Alert, you guys: Seven goats have been stolen from the Surfing Goat Dairy farm on the slopes of Maui's Haleakala Crater in lower Kula, Hawaii. On August 3, two milking goats were stolen from the pasture (Dopio, a brown goat with some black spots and Spreckles, a young white goat).
Five other goats had previously been stolen on July 19 (Alyss, Sadie, and Keawe, all young white goats; Latte, tan; and Maxine, dark brown). Which likely means that the perpetrators came back for more. Also, they were all stolen during the daytime. In the slideshow above are photographs of four of the missing goats.
Surfing Goat Dairy is a "Certified Humane" goat cheese farm, and they're offering a $5,000 reward. "With these seven goats missing, our milking herd is now reduced by nearly 10 percent, which equals 10 percent less milk or cheese," wrote Thomas Kafsack, Surfing Goat owner, in an email. "Milking goats like these have a value of about $12,000 each, but they are not only valuable to us and to our livelihood, they are family to us. We know their mothers and fathers for several generations now."
The reward is for "anyone who returns our goats, alive (no questions asked) or to anyone who gives information to the police so that the perpetrators are caught." Contact the dairy at (808) 878-2870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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