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FIRE HORROR: Surviving injured goat recovers at sanctuary after blaze ordeal

Friday 3rd December 2021

A GOAT which survived an arson attack is continuing to recover.
Stables near Maidstone, where two 14-yearold animals were kept overnight, were attacked by an arsonist on November 25. 
One goat died and the other is being cared for round the clock at Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats.
One of the pets' owners has since been taken to hospital from the effects of smoke inhalation trying to fight the blaze, which may have been started with a firework. Police are treating the incident as arson and actively investigating.
It was by chance, one of the property owners later checked CCTV cameras trained on the stable to see flames coming from it.


Buttercups spokesman Bob Hitch said: "The people who did this have to be deranged, but after more than 30 years of rescuing goats, you realise that some humans have no respect for themselves let alone other beings that share our world." 
Our picture shows the survivor. It was a rescue goat from the sanctuary being 'fostered' by a local couple. The animal suffered smoke inhalation and burnt feet from where the fire scorched straw, sawdust and hay.

Can you help? Call 01622 604100, quoting crime reference 46/244738/21 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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