October 18, 2010; Source: Shelby County Reporter | In Helena, Ala., a nonprofit serving children with disabilities and special needs has happened upon the strange notion of selling goat insurance to people. Payment of a premium prevents a goat named Molly (the garden marauder) from being delivered to your house—whether you want it or not.
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How does the fundraiser work? Publicly minded souls add friends and family to the drawing to win the goat. Evidently, anyone can enter a name. The person entered is then mailed a letter offering a $5 dollar goat insurance policy, which gets you one free goatless pass. But, wait! People can be entered into the drawing more than once. A premium policy for $10 removes you from the raffle altogether. Kind of an odd charitable protection racket involving kids.—Ruth McCambridge