On Friday, July 14th Friendship APL Humane Officers and our on staff vet tech went on a routine follow up call about the suspected neglect of four goats. The four goats had spent most of their life living in a garage with limited daylight and air flow. Not to mention the horrendous shape some of the goats were in. Two of the goats had overgrown hooves and all of them were infested with parasites. One of the goats was in such bad shape she could no longer use her back legs. It was evident upon seeing the conditions they were in, that something had to be done. Fortunately in this particular situation, the owners of the goats were accountable for not having the means to properly care for them, and ultimately surrendered all of the goats over to our care.
While the accountability of animal abuse and neglect in Lorain County falls on our Humane Officers, we do not have the proper means and supplies to house goats at our animal shelter. With the help and commitment of Whispering Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary, we knew these goats could get the fresh start they deserved.
Whispering Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary provided immediate care to all four goats. They had a specially made goat wheelchair which allowed for one of the goats to be able to walk again. All of the goats hooves were trimmed and they were allotted proper space to roam and explore. We are happy to report that all four goats are thriving in their new environment. We are excited that we were able to rescue these goats and team up with Whispering Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary to provide them the best possible outcome.