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Houdini, The I-65 Goat, Defies Death After Accident

Posted at 12:54 PM, Oct 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 13:19:32-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – A well-known goat in the I-65 corridor is recovering after being injured in a traffic mishap.

WAVE 3 News reports that Houdini, the I-65 Goat was injured Sunday after being struck by a vehicle. The animal is well known for walking around the Interstate and evading capture, hence his name.

Here’a story LEX 18 ran on Houdini back in March.



Houdini was taken to Hardin County Animal Care and Control’s shelter for treatment.

“Our first order of business is nursing Houdini back to 100 percent health,” Hardin County Judge/Executive Harry L. Berry said in a press release. “At this time, he needs rest and the full attention of our staff. Once Dr. (Jessica) Perpich advises us he has fully recovered, we will begin the adoption process. We will ensure a proper, long-term home is found for Houdini for him to live out the rest of his retirement years in a safe and loving environment.”

Donations to help pay for Houdini’s care and recovery are being accepted. Financial donations can be made through Friends of the Hardin County Animal Shelter by clicking here and earmarking the donations with “Houdini Fund.”

Donations can also be donated directly to the shelter.