Who would steal a blind baby goat? That's what Canadians are asking this week after heartless thieves snatched Daisy from an animal sanctuary. Rescued when she was a newborn, nearly dead after crows had pecked out her eyes, Daisy has passed her last few months wearing flower necklaces at Alberta's Farm Animal Rescue and Rehoming Movement until Sunday, when she disappeared from her pen. "She means the world to us," founder Melissa Foley tells CBC News. The rescue is offering a $10,000 reward for Daisy's safe return, "no questions asked." A teary Foley says she knew something was wrong when she returned home Sunday evening after a quick trip running errands and didn't hear Daisy's usual excited cries.
Daisy "has suffered a lot of trauma in her life," Foley tells CTV News, including most of her tongue being pecked out, too. "The moment she hears any sort of movement or my voice she instantly starts this bleating," Foley adds, calling the episode a "nightmare." Foley can't imagine who would want to steal Daisy, but says "you kind of just assume the worst." A neighbor told her that while she was out, someone was on the property and dogs were barking; a bungee cord on the gate was also tied to it in a different way than it's usually secured. Security cameras weren't working because the batteries were dead. Foley tells CBC the property was robbed twice in the past year. Police are on the case, and volunteers have combed animal auctions and—gulp—meat processing plants. Wherever Daisy is, Foley says, "I can imagine she's very scared." (Grazing goats on campus prompt lawsuit.)