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Kangaroo stolen from Laurel County business, reward offered for safe return

Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 4:31 AM EDT
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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A Laurel County business is offering a reward after a 10-month-old baby Kangaroo was stolen.

Hillview Stables posted on its Facebook Monday that someone went to a stall and walked out with Scooby Doo the Kangaroo.

”The first question that was asked this morning when they came in, did anybody find the kangaroo?” said Mike Deaton Helper at Hillview Stables.

The owner said in the post Scooby Doo has to be bottle fed every six to eight hours.

”If he ain’t dead now, he probably won’t live because they have to have special milk replacer, you can’t feed them calf milk replacer of any kind,” said Rick Gregory, Owner of Hillview Stables.

Gregory adds that they don’t have any footage of who could have taken him.

“It feels awful, I mean, I didn’t have no cameras up but I promise you I will have cameras up from here on out,” Gregory said.

He and his wife have taken several steps to try to get Scooby Doo back.

“I mean I don’t really know what to do. I’ve notified the sheriff’s office and they’ve told the state police.”

Gregory and his wife are distraught over this incident. He adds that they felt like Scooby Doo was apart of their family.

“Please bring him back. He’s our baby,” said Gregory.

The business is offering a $500 reward for the Kangaroo’s safe return on the condition that it is in good health or $1,000 for a safe return and information that leads to an arrest.

You can see the Facebook post here.

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