A widower in Brazil, Aparecido Castaldo, 74, has decided to end his solitutude and marry his pet goat, Carmelita.
“She doesn’t speak and doesn’t want money,” says the father of eight children – four women and four men from four different marriages.
Mr Castaldo, who has been in love with the pet for two years, wanted to be united with his goat Carmela in a church, by an evangelical minister.
Unfortunately, none of the churches he contacted with his unusual request wanted to perform the ceremony.
So Aparecido eventually contacted Toninho do Diabo (Tom the Devil), an old friend who just happens to be one of the most famous satanists in Brazil.
The wedding is now scheduled to take place at midnight, on October 13, at the Devil’s Church, in Sao Paolo. ”Only our church accepted this love between man and animal because we have no prejudice,” Toninho said.
The wedding will be followed by a big party on All Souls’ Day the following day.
Carmelita ate her first wedding dress but has been found another.
Her husband to be , Mr Aparicedo said: “Whenever someone says I am doing something wrong I reply the goat does not speak, ask for money to go shopping and doesn’t get pregnant – and she can’t talk.”