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Goat Missing From Mass. Animal Sanctuary, Reward Offered for Her Return

The owner of Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary in Norton believes "Blossom" the goat was stolen from her enclosure during public visiting hours Saturday.

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An animal sanctuary in Norton, Massachusetts, is looking for one of its beloved goats, "Blossom," who went missing sometime before 3 p.m. Saturday.

Debra White, the founder of Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary, believes the animal, who was not wearing her jacket at the time of her disappearance, was stolen from her enclosure during public visiting hours.

It was a busy day Saturday at the farm, but White says there's no way Blossom could have escaped on her own, and it wasn't a coyote in the daytime given that the goat was in her enclosure.

Nearly two dozen volunteers searched for the goat Saturday, White told NBC affiliate WJAR.

"We’ve looked everywhere to see if there’s been any little opening, if a tree fell on a fence post, and there’s a divot or anything like that to get out of – we haven’t seen anything,” she told WJAR. "It's not looking hopeful."

White says she just wants 4-year-old Blossom back, "no questions asked."

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information regarding the whereabouts of Blossom, or for her safe return to the farm.

Tim is of the essence, White says, according to WJAR, because Blossom still needs additional care and is on a specialized diet.

Blossom could not even walk when she arrived at the farm, according to the website's animal stories section. While it was "touch and go for awhile," Blossom began to recover after receiving therapy for her legs, as well as lots of love and support. One thing this lovable goat likes to do is follow after her sister Holly and Acorn, two other goats living at the Norton sanctuary. All three were adopted at the same time.

The animal farm in Norton is home to over 200 animals, each with their own unique story of how they came there. Some have come from abusive situations and some have been found while lost, while others needed a permanent home or have been rescued from slaughter, the sanctuary's website says.

Anyone with information regarding Blossom's whereabouts is asked to contact Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary at 508-431-6182.

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