COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) -- Service dogs are common companions for people who have vision or other medical and emotional problems, but an Alpine Township woman may have the world's first "service goat."
And just about everywhere Sara Manley goes, Prince the goat is sure to go with her.
Manley says she found out by accident that goats would try to warn her about an imminent low blood sugar blackout or muscle seizures. She made the discovery while caring for her horse at a West Michigan farm.
"I noticed the goat would act strange ten to 15 minutes before I would either pass out or blackout from low blood sugar caused by medications, or I'd have muscular spasms," she says.
A few minutes before an episode, the goats on the farm would go "Baaaa!" then nudge and protectively surround her.
"They wouldn't let me get in my car," she remembers.
Manley says age does not matter when it comes to the goat's abilities.