Houdini the I-65 Goat recovering after being hit by a car

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. - Houdini, the I-65 Goat, has had quite the weekend.

He is currently recovering after being hit by a car on Sunday, according to the Hardin County Judge Executive's Office.

The beloved goat is an internet sensation; he has more than 33,000 likes on his Facebook page.

It took numerous attempts and hours of work to capture Houdini and transport him to the Hardin County Animal Care and Control shelter.

There, he will receive a full 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."

Anyone who wishes to donate to help Houdini recover can do so through the Friends of the Hardin County Animal Shelter. Donors are asked to earmark their 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.

The shelter said any donations in excess of what's required for Houdini will assist with care of other animals 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 the 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."

McNutt said the shelter will work to make sure Houdini receives the highest standard of are possible.

There is no estimate or prognosis on Houdini's recovery at this time.



 
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