MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Somebody got a Muncie farm supply store’s goat.
The Rural King store in Muncie had planned to raffle off a young goat, selling tickets at $1 each. But the city’s animal control agency on Wednesday fined the business $100 for raffling a live animal in violation of a local ordinance.
The Star Press reports Animal Rescue Fund co-director Dana Salkoski had already offered to buy the goat for $100, but was told the raffle had already raised about $600 and would go on as scheduled.
Money from the raffle was supposed to go to local 4-H programs.
A store manager referred calls to the chain’s corporate office, which had no comment.
The newspaper reports the goat was returned to the farm from which it had come.