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Goat turned viral sensation reunited with family days after being found on south KCMO bridge

Chug the goat returns home
Posted at 2:51 PM, Apr 10, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nearly two months after mysteriously disappearing from a farm in Bethany, Missouri, Chug the goat is reunited with his family and it feels so good for them.

On Monday, Chug was spotted trapped on the ledge of bridge near Swope Park in south Kansas City, Missouri.

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Hours later, Chug was taken down from the ledge of the bridge with help from the Kansas City Fire Department.

He was taken to the KC Pet Project to be cared for.

Chug's story went viral on social media, garnering dozens of comments, shares and engagements on KSHB 41 platforms.

It caught the eyes of many, including Brittany Slaughter, the original owner of Chug.

Slaughter said Chug disappeared from their farm around Feb. 16. The family believes Chug had been stolen and sold in KCMO.

"We're just really excited to get him home and have him back to where he belongs; surprised to see him again, to be honest," Slaughter said.

Slaughter said upon his return to Bethany, Chug will go back to running and wandering the 80-acre farm.

"Run with his mom and dad and all of his brothers and sisters," Slaughter said.