Reward offered for information to help locate 2 Pine Belt missing goats

Photo courtesy of Laird family

TYLERTOWN, Miss. (WJTV) — A reward is being offered for information that could help a Pine Belt family find two missing goats.

Lacey and Justin Laird says their 11-year-old daughter Piper raises two registered Pygmy goats.

Photo by the Laird Family

When they went to their farm Tuesday in Tylertown, they noticed their dog and two goats, Leia and Moonpie, were gone.

“When we got here they were gone. We didn’t know where they went, and that started a whole round of chaos trying to find them,” Justin said.

The family said after flooding Facebook with requests from the community, someone contacted them and said they saw a photo of their dog on social media.

A woman from a local animal sanctuary had found the dog and the two goats. However, she secured the dog but was unable to get the goats. She said someone in a truck took the goats as she was trying to rescue them.

Justin explained,”She thought the man’s goats had got away , so she stopped to help, and when she did, she asked him, do you need help are these your goats? He was like, no these not my goats, I’m just going to take them.”

The good Samaritan then said the white male drove off in a black truck towards Columbia.

Laird said the goats had somehow escaped their pen and the dog was trying to herd them back to the home.

Justin says he hopes his daughter will get her goats back soon, and and continue training with her best friend, “Please return our goats. You didn’t just take two random goats, you took a little girl’s pride and joys.”

Tfamily is offering a $100 reward for information that can help them find Moonpie and Leia.