Unlikely Pair Rescued By Animal Lover
Published: December 6, 2007 | 6882nd good news item since 2003
All a Tulsa woman wanted to do was find a home for an unlikely pair, but rescuing the unusual duo is proving difficult. News On 6 reporter Ashli Sims reports on the four-legged friends’ fate.
Picking its way to the top of the hill, a pygmy goat seems to be in its element. It’s far cry from suburban south Tulsa, where it was spotted just a few days ago.
“When I came home, my husband said ‘oh my gosh,’ there’s a goat walking down the street,'” said Genie Clemmer.
Clemmer says the goat had an unlikely buddy.
“It seemed like the goat would not move without the dog moving first. In addition, they were kind of entwined; they wrapped their necks around each other. They would lick each other. They were just adorable,” said Genie Clemmer.
Clemmer determined to find the two a home called the Tulsa animal shelter. However, she says no one would pick up the pair.
“And I said, ‘Well, what can I do?’ I said, ‘Do you just want me to let them go.’ And she said, ‘sure.’ And I was just very distraught at that point,” said Genie Clemmer.
“Generally, we only respond to emergency situations on the weekend. And the fact that it was a dog and a goat did not necessarily make it an emergency,” said Clark Miller with Tulsa Animal Welfare.
Clemmer thought she had a solution; someone claiming to be a rescuer came and took in both.
“She assured me that they were in a farm on Inola and being raised as pets. Yesterday at 3 o’clock I get a call telling me they just picked up a goat and a dog roaming through midtown Tulsa,” said Genie Clemmer.
This time, animal control did respond and so did Safari’s Sanctuary in Broken Arrow. The little goat has now found a new home with a family of other goats. But its puppy pal is still looking.
“I’m just trying frantically to find someone who will take her so they don’t put her down,” said Genie Clemmer.
The dog is described as a pit bull, but Clemmer claims she is timid and loveable.