News

Mizzy and Bullseye make odd couple

RSPCA Wacol residents Mizzy (dog) and Bullseye (goat) can't live without each other and are looking for a home together.
RSPCA Wacol residents Mizzy (dog) and Bullseye (goat) can't live without each other and are looking for a home together. Sarah Harvey

ON THE day these unlikely love birds were surrendered to the RSPCA shelter at Wacol, staff were at a loss as to why they both hollered all night.

The following morning, a senior animal attendant realised what it was - the pair missed each other.

As soon as the pair was reunited, they immediately settled down.

Brought up since birth at a property on Jimboomba, their owners were unable to afford to keep them and made the heartbreaking decision to give them up.

Now shelter staff are adamant the pair should remain together - without one another, they are at a loss.

Bullseye is an 18-month-old desexed goat, while Mizzy is an 18-month-old border collie cross.

When separated, Bullseye will bleat uncontrollably and Mizzy howls non-stop.

RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty said both animals were placid, well-natured and simply beautiful.

"They've got great natures and are just beautiful together," Mr Beatty said.

"It's quite funny because the dog seems to eat a bit of the goat's food and vice versa, they share their water, and sleep side by side every night."

Mr Beatty said when the pair was surrendered a week ago staff didn't know of their affection for each other.

"We didn't know anything until they were separated we realised what was going on," Mr Beatty said.

"We'd like to rehome them together, eventually they'll get used to being apart but it would be ideal for them to stay together for obvious reasons.

"Ideally a semi-rural property would be good, but probably not someone who grows roses.

"When we took them out for this photo shoot Bullseye demolished one of the shrubs - we turned around it and it was all gone in a matter of moments.

"But the good thing is they eat a lot of the weeds and stuff like coarse grasses."

Mizzy is a sweet-natured little mutt who wants nothing more than to sleep with her companion outdoors in a warm bed.

The pair costs $320 and they are both vaccinated, desexed, wormed and micro-chipped.

Visit them at 139 Wacol Station Rd or phone 3426 9999.

Topics:  animals, dog, friends, goat, pets, rspca



Warwick emergency crews rush to trapped child

THERE was a brief moment of panic for a parent this afternoon.

Brazen thieves target small business

Senior Sergeant Craig Berry said the break in was a timely reminder for home and business owners to check their security measures.

POLICE are hunting for thieves who broke into the local store.

Spring brings the rise of the tick

TICKED OFF: Owners of tick infested properties have an obligation to take actions to prevent cattle tick spreading.

WHEN spring arrives, so do the ticks.

Local Partners

9000 reasons to support our community clubs

Community clubs are good at what they do. They are not so good at telling the world about what they do, as Clubs Queensland CEO Doug Flockhart explains.


Why Chris Hemsworth was spotted wearing nail polish

RED CARPET: Do you think Chris Hemsworth is the typical unpolished but well-natured Aussie bloke?

He's now officially the best bloke in Australia

Testament's new album is a concept album

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016. Gene Ambo

Testament to release new album

'Baby' recreates famous Nirvana cover shot 25 years later

The baby from Nevermind album has recreated the iconic cover shot.

PREVIEW: Luke Cage origin story is a strong addition to MCU

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage.

MIKE Colter stars as latest Marvel superhero to get his own series.

Kate goes down fighting in heated Survivor elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Kate Campbell.

YOGA teacher's 'good guys' alliance fails to get off the ground.

Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

Emily Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Rural properties expected to soar as investors seek income

Rural properties are should become highly sought after

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.