Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Owners reuniting with their livestock

More than a dozen animals remain unclaimed

Updated: Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011, 7:33 PM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011, 5:24 PM CDT
BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) - For many people in Bastrop County, their animals are the only thing left. Some had to leave a lot of their livestock behind during emergency evacuations.
The flames burned down fences and sent cattle, horses, goats, sheep and pigs running loose. The Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, animal rescue organizations and regular citizens have picked many up in the days following the wildfire.
Many were brought to the Bastrop Livestock Show Barn off Loop 150 and American Legion Drive.
"This goat was brought in two days ago and he's very friendly," said Rachel Bauer, Bastrop County AgriLife extension agent.
He is one of about a dozen goats who were still waiting for their owners to come forward as of Wednesday morning. There were also three pot belly pigs, a Bay horse and a small, white donkey with a club foot. 

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