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Goats left at Lodi church had necks snapped

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Posted: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 10:00 pm

The dead baby goats left tied to wood pieces during a church service had their necks broken, a Lodi animal shelter employee said Tuesday.

There was no outward sign of mutilation to the three goats, other than a pinkish mark on one goat's head, said Animal Services Supervisor Diane Barney. She acknowledged that it could have been from what police believe was a purple felt-tip pen that was used to mark on the wood.

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  • posted at 5:40 pm on Wed, Jun 10, 2009.


    I think I get it. Someone was setting up a play on the phrase "Holy Ghost"- so they set up three "Holy Goats". It is sick and twisted- but I think I am right on this one.

  • posted at 4:54 pm on Wed, Jun 10, 2009.


    The chupacabra had to be in on this one.

  • posted at 12:40 pm on Wed, Jun 10, 2009.


    This act was too sick to be considered a "prank". I hope the police arrest the responsible parties soon. I also hope farmers in our area keep an eye on their animals. These baby goats were probably stolen from someone.

  • posted at 6:15 am on Wed, Jun 10, 2009.


    There was a serial killer by the name of Jeffrey Dahmer that started by killing and mutilating cats. He also killed animals by impaling them on stakes. As he grew older and untill he was caught, he murdered and cannibalized 17 young men. Who ever killed these goats is on the same path and must be caught, only a psycholgist can determ why a person would do such a horrible act, is it possable that another Jeffery Dahmer is living amoung us. It is my hope that the LPD and County Sheriff`s dept. are working on who ever did this, they need to be found and helped mentally.

  • posted at 4:20 am on Wed, Jun 10, 2009.


    OMG. This is far worse than a prank. This is animal cruelty. Anyone capable of committing such a heinous act will certainly go on to commit further crimes. I hope whoever is responsible for this is caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.



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