ALGIERS, LA (WVUE) - A baby goat was found beheaded in Brechtel Park in Algiers, according to the Louisiana SPCA.
A spokesperson for the SPCA says it happened sometime overnight Jan. 28. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Earlier this year, a company called Y'herd Me contracted with Brechtel Park in an effort to help keep the park's invasive weeds at bay. Although local goat owners are paid to keep their goats at the park, they visit the goats daily to make sure they are properly taken care of.
The SPCA says currently the goats are fenced off in an area near the baseball field in the park.
The owner of the baby goat told the SPCA that he believes that an altercation with a group of teenagers last weekend weekend could have something to do with the death of the goat.
The owner stated that the teenagers were trying to "mess with the goats" behind the fence and he told them to stop. The owner claims one of the teenagers did not respond kindly to the owner's request but eventually left the area.
Now, only a few days after the altercation, the owner believes one of the teenagers involved could be responsible for the goat's death.
The NOPD and Louisiana SPCA Humane Law Enforcement have been unable to locate the head of the baby goat. The brother of the beheaded goat is also missing from the park.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Louisiana SPCA at 504.368.5191 ext. 100.