On Thursday morning two little goats were born at the SPCA
- A two-year-old goat wandered into a MyCiTi bus shelter at the Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday.
- She has since given birth to twins at the SPCA.
- The goat family are likely to be up for adoption soon.
There are many travellers you might find yourself sharing a bus with, but they are seldom a goat – or a heavily pregnant one at that.
Yet commuters at Cape Town International Airport found themselves sharing a bus stop with a two-year-old female Saanen goat on Wednesday.
The goat, who had wandered into a MyCiTi bus shelter, had since been taken in by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and had safely delivered twins.
“She gave birth early Thursday morning to two lovely little kids,” SPCA spokesperson Belinda Abraham said.
She added that all three were in good spirits and very comfortable at the SPCA.
“This is quite an extraordinary story,” Allen Perrins, AWS spokesperson, told News24.
The goat was removed from the bus shelter by the Animal Welfare Society of South Africa (AWS), after they received a call on Wednesday morning.
When AWS senior inspector Mark Levendal arrived at the shelter, he noticed the goat casually staring out of the bus terminus window.
According to Levendal, she was in a healthy condition and very friendly. He suspected she was used to being handled and probably strayed from the herd, which may have been grazing near the N2.
“This is quite an extraordinary story,” AWS spokesperson Allen Perrins said.
After manoeuvring her into a corner and placing a lead around her neck, she willingly followed the inspector to his vehicle and jumped up into the loading bay, Perrins said.
When AWS senior inspector Mark Levendal arrived at the shelter, he noticed the goat casually starring out of the bus terminus window.
Lionel Clarkson, who had been driving past the bus shelter as AWS was putting the goat into the van, said he could not believe what he was seeing when the goat came “strolling” out of the bus shelter.
“I think the goat was looking for greener pastures and wanted a different scenery, so she hopped onto the bus,” added Clarkson.
He said he would be making contact with AWS to find out how the goat was doing and also planned to take his children to see the goat, because they did not believe him when he told them what he saw.
AWS transferred the goat to the SPCA because they were the City of Cape Town’s official animal pound.
According to the SPCA, the goat was now formally impounded and if no one came forward to claim her, she and the kids would be put up for adoption.
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