Still-smoking, charred remnants of a barn are the horrible aftermath of a blaze in which dozens of prize dairy goats died Wednesday morning, their terrified bleating echoing through the darkness when the structure went up in flames.
“It was so pitiful. You should have seen them. It was a nightmare, just a nightmare,” said Joann Shelburne in a trembling voice as she looked out at the ruins where half of her prize-winning Alpine dairy goats perished in the predawn hours.
She said 25 goats died, and five more had to be put down.