Dec. 18 2018 05:00 AM

Owner of Green Goat Landscapers is desperate for their return.

Green Goat Landscapers, a small family business in San Jose, California, had a herd of 60 pregnant goats stolen from its farm, according to an article on the KPIX 5, CBS SF Bay Area website. The company uses goats for landscaping to graze on weeds, an alternative to using herbicides and chemical weedkillers.

The locked fence on the family’s farm was found cut, and a trailer with the goats was taken and found empty and abandoned by a nearby highway. The thief also allegedly vandalized a watering system used for the herd.

Owner Brian Allen estimated the value of the stolen goats and vandalized property at $10,000. The loss is especially difficult since the stolen goats were expected to give birth to an additional 200 goats, Allen told CBS.

Allen is reportedly desperate to get the stolen goats back, posting flyers and searching Craigslist ads, but has had no luck finding them yet. The company is currently offering a reward for information that leads to the return of the goats.