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Goat’s Rotten Week Ends With Eviction

October 26, 2005

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) _ First she was assaulted with spray paint, then kidnapped. Now, Sharon the goat faces eviction.

The 7-month-old animal has been the mascot for the Sigma Chi fraternity at Southeast Missouri State University. On Oct. 21, someone got inside a security fence at the frat house and spray-painted the goat.

Then early Sunday, the fraternity reported Sharon missing. She turned up unharmed a day later inside fencing at an animal hospital.

No arrests were made in the theft. But the fraternity learned it’s also a city ordinance violation to keep barnyard animals inside city limits.

The fraternity has a week to find a new home for the goat, which roams freely on Sigma Chi’s two-acre plot, and is allowed indoors.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, www.stltoday.com

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