Moose was dumped at a local shelter for cats and dogs. He had temporary placement arranged at a shelter that was better suited to hold goats and other farm animals. They contacted us, and we were on our way to bring this handsome boy home to somewhere where he could feel safe and loved. He roams the property every day with his crew, Westley, Angel, and Ariel.
Westley was also rescued from the same place that Moose was, and had a similar story. It was difficult for the shelter to place him, so they contacted us and we were happy to take him! We brought him to the sanctuary and he became a member of the family right away. Nowadays, it's hard to get away from him! He is just so loving and needs all of the attention. We are so thankful for his sweet face.
Angel came from a private hobby farm. She went down and was unable to walk. She was diagnosed with Meningeal Worm (a worm carried by deer that causes various neurological issues). This caused paralysis and her "owners" decided to take her to UT for euthanasia. We got contacted and were immediately on our way to pick her up. After some treatments for the worms, she runs all around the Sanctuary every day without a care or fear in the world.
Ariel has essentially the same story as Angel, though on separate occasions. Ariel was also set for euthanasia at UT for being immobile due to Meningeal Worm. We picked her up, and same as Angel, after a few treatments at the hospital, Ariel runs all around the property every single day with her new herd!
BB, also known as Baby Boy, is our miracle boy. He was attacked by dogs at a previous home, and his back legs were paralyzed. Two specialists gave him a less than 1% chance of ever walking again, so we purchased a wheelchair for him to be able to maneuver the sanctuary. We noticed his legs kicking in the wheelchair, and not long after that, he was up on all four feet. Today, he roams the sanctuary all on his own.
Carmen came to us on Leslie's birthday. She was extremely skinny and anemic upon arrival to the sanctuary, which we learned was due to her having a heavy load of Barber's Pole worms. Unfortunately, Carmen's worms had become resistant to dewormer, due to her previous caretakers trying to make her better. Today, she and Stuart stay separated from our other goats, with regular monitoring to be sure that she remains healthy and an occasional shot of dewormer whenever she and Stuart are beginning to become anemic again.
Stuart was a similar story as Carmen, he had a heavy load of Barber's pole worms that had become resistant to dewormer. Luckily, we already had a wormy goat! So, he and Carmen get to spend their days together in their own area, complete with a large wooden playset!