Sömmerda (Thuringia) – Claudia Anton (43) is almost heartbroken: On Friday, her son Ron (6) celebrates his birthday. But his most important playmate, the sheep Chantal, will not be there …
“It was on the morning of March 9th when it simply disappeared,” says Claudia Anton from Olbersleben. Your fear: “Chantal has not escaped, she was kidnapped …”
She hasn’t been able to shut her eyes since then. After all, Chantal is no ordinary sheep: “She is a member of the family, like our four dogs,” the carer tells BILD.
Only last June, Anton took in the little lamb, who had been cast out by his mother, when he was only two days old, and fought for his survival. The Dorper sheep was quickly known throughout the village and moved freely in the open four-sided courtyard. “Chantal never ran far away, bleated loudly when she lost sight of us,” said Anton. But suddenly it became very quiet …
Despite a major search operation, Chantal, the sheep, remained missing. Now the family has a terrible fear: Did Chantal become a sacrificial lamb? Slaughtered for an Easter feast? The rumor mill is seething in the village, and now the police have also been turned on.
Only for Ron, even the sad certainty wouldn’t be consolation: “Yesterday he was sitting outside on the stairs with a photo of Chantal. He misses her so … “