Three goats stolen from Davidson County family

Posted on: 11:25 pm, May 9, 2013, by

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C.– A Davidson County family is trying to figure out why someone would steal their goats.

The Marcantel’s say their three goats and feeding bins were stolen sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning this past weekend.  They went to go feed their goats Sunday morning all they were missing.

The family, including their 15-year-old son with autism say the goats were part of their family.

“They were pets to us. You can’t put a cash amount on them. I would have rather they stole my car than my goats,” said Dan Marcantel, owner of the goats.

Cinnamon, Houdini and Twinkle were part of their family for the past three years. It wasn’t easy for whoever stole the goats.

“All three of them put together were 450 pounds, then over 100 pounds of feed, and they had to bring in their equipment trailers. They knew what they were doing,” explained Joy Marcantel.

Charlie is 15-years-old and autistic. His mom says she’s seen the goats help him.

“It’s great routine for him. It’s great to teach him responsibility,” explains Joy Marcantel.

The Marcantel’s are offering a reward for their stolen three goats and have filed a report with the Sheriff’s Office.

If they are returned or if they get new goats the family will be adding locks, security cameras, and motion lights to their property.