Houdini, the I-65 Goat is Receiving Care
Elizabethtown, Ky. – On Sunday, October 21, 2018, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Hardin County Animal Care and Control agencies were alerted “Houdini, the I-65
Goat” was injured in an I-65 traffic mishap. Officers from both agencies and good Samaritans immediately responded to render aid.
After numerous attempts and hours to corral the animal, and with the help of local residents, officers were able to capture Houdini. He was transported to Hardin County Animal Care and Control’s shelter where he will receive a full medical evaluation.
“Houdini is under the care of our new Shelter Veterinarian Dr. Jessica Perpich, who will ensure he receives the right care and is nursed back to health,” Hardin County Animal Care and Control Director Mike McNutt said. “We will update Houdini’s adoring fans throughout his recovery via our Facebook page.”
Many of Houdini’s fans have offered to assist with his care. Financial donations can be made through Friends of the Hardin County Animal Shelter (FOHCAS) by visiting www.fohcas.org/donate. Please earmark your donations for the “Houdini Fund.” In-kind donations such as feed or hay should be delivered to the Hardin County Animal Shelter at 220 Peterson Drive, Elizabethtown, KY. Donations will be used to assist with Houdini’s care and recovery. Donations in excess of what is required for Houdini’s care will assist with care of other animals housed at the shelter.
“We appreciate Houdini’s fans’ interest in assisting with his care and being willing to help defray the cost of his care since this is a bit out of our norm,” said McNutt. “We will need hay, livestock feed and other essentials while Houdini is in our care as these aren’t items we normally stock. We will ensure he receives the highest standard of healthcare regardless of donations, but assistance from the public and his fans is deeply appreciated.”
There is no time estimate or prognosis on Houdini’s recovery at this time. Hardin County Animal Care and Control will supervise Houdini’s care of throughout his recovery.
“Our first order of business is nursing Houdini back to 100% health,” Hardin County Judge/Executive Harry L. Berry said. “At this time, he needs rest and the full attention of our staff. Once Dr. Perpich advises us he has fully recovered, we will begin the adoption process. We will ensure a proper, long-term home is found for Houdini for him to live out the rest of his retirement years in a safe and loving environment.”
For more information about Houdini and his recovery and the Hardin County Animal Care and Control Shelter, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HardinCountyAnimalShelterKY/ or their webpage at https://hcky.org/animal-control-department/ or call (270) 769-3428.