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UPDATE: Stolen baby goats returned to MOO-ville Creamery's petting farm

Published: Jun. 22, 2020 at 8:04 PM EDT
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Six baby goats that were taken from MOO-ville Creamery's petting zoo in Nashville, Michigan Monday have been safely returned.

With the help of Moo-ville's Facebook page and working with the Barry County Sheriff Department Taco, Nibbles, Fluffy, Peanut, Pepsi and Lady are back home.

Surveillance cameras at the business showed four individuals taking the goats from their playpens sometime before daylight.

News 10 spoke with the caretaker of the animals Lindsey Westendorp before the baby goats were found she says the whole day was hard not just for her, but for the whole community as well.

"I just have to have faith that it's going to turn out okay because there's so many good people that love Moo-ville and love where we live and I just know that the people are going to do the right thing and they're going to bring the babies home," said Westendorp.

The Barry County Sheriff's Office tells News 10 posts on social media helped investigators track down the goats, but are not saying where they were found.

"One of the teens had posted a picture of himself with one of the goats and I think that's pretty much how we caught them," said Dar Leaf, Barry County Sheriff.

"The parents and the teens all went back to Moo-ville and Moo-ville decided not to press charges and their parents are going to take control of the situation with their teens," added Sheriff Leaf.

Madison Franklin who plans on purchasing 2 of the baby goats was in tears when she found out that the goats were returned safely.

"I am so thankful God is so good. God is so good. I've been praying about this all day and I know many people have and I'm just so happy that they're okay," said Franklin.

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