Family gives up goat, 32 other animals living in mobile home

CLINTON, Maine (AP) — A southern Maine family has given to Humane Society officials a pygmy goat, nine ducks, two ferrets and more than 20 other animals that lived with them inside their mobile home.

Animal Control Officer Chris Martinez tells the Morning Sentinel there were 33 animals including five rabbits, eight cats, two chinchillas, three parakeets and three finches.

Martinez says all the critters stayed inside the mobile home in Clinton except for the rabbits. He says they were all healthy despite living in less-than-ideal conditions.

The family consists of a woman and her two sons. They surrendered the animals on Tuesday and Wednesday and voluntarily signed them over. No charges will be filed.

Humane Society Waterville Area Executive Director Lisa Smith says this was a case of good intentions gone bad.


Information from: Morning Sentinel,