Teenager left devastated by theft of pet pygmy goats

Daily Echo: Brandon with his goats Phoenix and Pepper Brandon with his goats Phoenix and Pepper

FOR the last three months he has devoted his spare time to looking after his beloved pets.

But thieves have left a 13-year-old devastated after they stole his two pygmy goats.

Brandon Brady discovered that brother and sister Phoenix and Pepper were gone when he went out to feed them one morning and found their pen wide open.

Now the teenager fears he will never see them again.

The animal lover, who attends the Gregg School, in Townhill Park, in Southamp-ton, said: “I’m really worried about them, I’m worried that the people that took them will split them up or not feed them properly or hurt them.

“I can’t stop thinking about how they are going to be treated.”

Brandon has had the goats three months and feeds and spends time with them twice a day.

The five-month-old goats, who are nearly fully grown at 2ft high and are both black and white, have been together since they were born.

Phoenix has a red collar and Pepper a pink collar.

They were kept in the garden and the family believe the thieves got into their garden from a field next door through a hedge.

The family, which includes mother Becky, 42-year-old father Shaun and 21-month-old Tamara, also has two chickens and an Indian runner duck.

At first, Brandon feared his goats had got out, then realised wood had been put in to block off parts of the pen to make it easier for the thieves to corner the animals.

But he believes maybe the thieves were unaware the goats were pets.

He appealed for those responsible to return them.

Mum Becky Brady, 41, said: “They should think about people’s feelings. They’re causing a lot of upset and distress – they have obviously had not thought about anybody else.”

Police are investigating and are appealing for anyone with information on the incident to call PC Stuart Grover at Park Gate police on 101.

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11:55am Wed 4 Dec 13

Dasal says...

"Indian runner duck".............
Should that be "rubber"............
............or, maybe not, but, knowing the DE, it could be!!
"Indian runner duck"............. Should that be "rubber"............ ............or, maybe not, but, knowing the DE, it could be!! Dasal

11:59am Wed 4 Dec 13

Dasal says...

Thieves will only get treated with kid gloves when caught anyway.
Really gets my goat................
..............
Well someone has to start it !!!
Thieves will only get treated with kid gloves when caught anyway. Really gets my goat................ .............. Well someone has to start it !!! Dasal

1:43pm Wed 4 Dec 13

imspacedout says...

I doubt he will ever see them (alive) again! But it's great to see he is so compassionate towards the goats! He will go far!
I doubt he will ever see them (alive) again! But it's great to see he is so compassionate towards the goats! He will go far! imspacedout

3:48pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Sovietobserver says...

Dasal wrote:
"Indian runner duck".............
Should that be "rubber"............

............or, maybe not, but, knowing the DE, it could be!!
Anas platyrhynchos domesticus. ( Chicken crossed with a penguin).
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: "Indian runner duck"............. Should that be "rubber"............ ............or, maybe not, but, knowing the DE, it could be!![/p][/quote]Anas platyrhynchos domesticus. ( Chicken crossed with a penguin). Sovietobserver

4:06pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Dasal says...

Sovietobserver wrote:
Dasal wrote:
"Indian runner duck".............
Should that be "rubber"............


............or, maybe not, but, knowing the DE, it could be!!
Anas platyrhynchos domesticus. ( Chicken crossed with a penguin).
OMG.................
.....I bow to your knowledge, sir !!
Still prefer "RUBBER" tho'................
...................
[quote][p][bold]Sovietobserver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: "Indian runner duck"............. Should that be "rubber"............ ............or, maybe not, but, knowing the DE, it could be!![/p][/quote]Anas platyrhynchos domesticus. ( Chicken crossed with a penguin).[/p][/quote]OMG................. .....I bow to your knowledge, sir !! Still prefer "RUBBER" tho'................ ................... Dasal

4:26pm Wed 4 Dec 13

reeferman says...

A chicken crossed with a penguin? Ive heard of cold turkey though
A chicken crossed with a penguin? Ive heard of cold turkey though reeferman

4:50pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Mary80 says...

People would steal anything these days its so sad
People would steal anything these days its so sad Mary80

6:06pm Wed 4 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Mary80 wrote:
People would steal anything these days its so sad
You took the words out of my mouth!
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: People would steal anything these days its so sad[/p][/quote]You took the words out of my mouth! OSPREYSAINT

6:19pm Wed 4 Dec 13

freefinker says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
People would steal anything these days its so sad
You took the words out of my mouth!
.. nice one. lol.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: People would steal anything these days its so sad[/p][/quote]You took the words out of my mouth![/p][/quote].. nice one. lol. freefinker

11:17pm Wed 4 Dec 13

sparkster says...

Poor lad it'd be lovely if he got them back, if the lad reads these comments im sure he'll feel much better knowing they may have been sacrificed and why bring muslims into it twonk
Poor lad it'd be lovely if he got them back, if the lad reads these comments im sure he'll feel much better knowing they may have been sacrificed and why bring muslims into it twonk sparkster

2:03pm Sun 8 Dec 13

SaffaInTheUk says...

Chances are they've been stolen for their meat, horrid thought but the most likely scenario.
Chances are they've been stolen for their meat, horrid thought but the most likely scenario. SaffaInTheUk

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