A charitable farm is “devastated” after a pygmy goat was stolen within the last 48 hours.

Trustees at Langleybury Farm, near Kings Langley, are desperately appealing for help to find missing Lola and asking people to be cautious if they come across anyone selling a pygmy which are thought to be more "valuable” than other goats.

The farm was targeted most likely last night, however trustee Domm Bryan says there is a chance it may have been on Friday that thieves broke in.

It is not the first time the farm has been targeted; a few years a large flock of livestock was taken.

Langleybury Farm ran an appeal on social media and people have since been in touch to report similar incidents.

Rickmansworth Police have confirmed that two pygmy goats were stolen from the Rose & Crown pub in Harefield Road at the weekend, while there are reports two were taken in Harefield.

Lola, who is around a year old, has been with the farm since Easter. Fortunately, on this occasion, she was the only one taken.

Pygmy goats are miniatures, genetically dwarfed, and are commonly kept as pets.

Mr Bryan said: “We’re entirely run by volunteers and all the money we make goes back into the farm and educating children when they come on school visits so for something like this to happen is devastating.

“We have been incredibly unlucky over the years with goats being stolen from the farm and it is so degrading for our volunteers who work so hard all year round. This little goat hasn’t been with us long and it’s such a shame to see her go.

“If anyone can call out these thieves with no conscience we would be very grateful. Perhaps, we may find her if she is advertised or they try to sell her.”

The farm will be looking at CCTV footage that they do have on site.

Anyone with any information on the Langleybury Farm theft should contact police on 101 quoting crime reference number 41/44037/18.

Call police on 101 quoting 41/43823/18 for any information in relation to the Rose & Crown theft.