Brave volunteer saves billy goat's life
She ended up with a concussion, a stab wound and several bruises, but a brave petting zoo volunteer jumped in and saved her favorite goat from getting slaughtered by a man on Wednesday.
The woman, a 29-year-old volunteer at De Plantage petting zoo in Alblasserdam did not back down when she saw that the knife wielding man had picked up the little goat. “Nobody should try to harm our animals, especially Babetje. She means a lot to us. Her mom had died at her birth and we raised her ourselves,” she said afterward.
When the man insisted he would leave with Babetje, she wrestled the animal out of his hands. She lost the fight. A colleague of hers found her shortly after, unconscious and bleeding in one of the stalls. “He got me good, but I got him too. I hit him on his nose,” she said.
Her arm wound was stitched up. “Phisically I am ok, but the entire thing did cost me my night’s rest. At least Babetje was unhurt,” she said
The brave volunteer described the man as a bald, heavy set man. She suspects he was under the influence of either alcohol or drugs.