Lorrie's one year rescue anniversary is coming up next month, but her rescue feels like it was just yesterday. When we arrived at a livestock auction in the Central Valley, Lorrie was clearly in pain. She was holding her front leg up to her chest, unable to put weight on it, while moving through the crowded chutes as best she could. Mucus ran from her nose and she was underweight.
She hobbled over to the fence where we were standing. Workers inside the shoots were yelling, hitting animals on their heads and bodies with a rattle paddle that scares them to move forward. Lorrie bravely separated from the group while they were being moved to the next stall and looked straight into our eyes. It felt like she was pleading for help. So that’s exactly what we did.
Flash forward to today and Lorrie is thriving at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary. A few days after her arrival to the sanctuary, blood work revealed that she is positive for a viral disease. We built her a new, large, comfy enclosure, where she spends her days grazing and lazing in the sunshine. She had the tag removed from her ear once she was settled and the pain from arthritis in her leg is treated with anti-inflammatories. She gets around with ease now and it has been wonderful to watch her gentle personality blossom.
Every day Lorrie loves greeting and giving nuzzles to the CAPE staff. She kisses the staff when we trim her hooves, and will immediately come for scratches the moment we sit down. She’s such a sweet goat who will now live out her life free from suffering.
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Papa Antonio ❤️ Thank you for joining us in the celebration of senior animals this week! We hope you enjoyed getting to know some of the amazing older animals who CAPE has rescued. It is a total joy and honor to help these animals thrive into their golden years.
Thank you American Wild Horse Campaign for collaborating on Papa Antonio’s rescue and helping him flourish for the rest of his life.
If you would like to support CAPE’s many rescue programs, please donate www.capeanimals.org/make-a-donation1.html
💜🐐Day 5 of CAPE’s Celebrate Senior Animals Week! Stella is a very friendly, elderly goat who will live the rest of her life at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary. She loves visiting with people, often coming when called and playfully rubbing against her visitors and wagging her tail. She even smiles when we present treats .
Stella’s in good health and quite independent, exploring the entire goat pasture each day and taking rests in the shade. She is such a sweet girl and we love Stella so much!
We could not care for these animals without your support. If you would like to support animals like Stella please visit: https://www.capeanimals.org/make-a-donation1.html
Stevie is living a life full of happiness at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary, but his fate could have been very different. Gertie, Stevie’s mom, was continuously bred on a goat meat farm. After complications from being overbred and a difficult pregnancy, her pelvis broke. She gave birth to triplets, one of them being Stevie. Stevie was born blind and the deep connection he had with his mother moved the owner of the meat farm to close down.
Both Gertie and Stevie came to live at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary and they’re never far apart. Their connection saved so many other lives! We’re thankful that we can provide Stevie and Gertie with a life that every living being deserves; One free from suffering.
If you would like to sponsor sweet Stevie, please visit www.capeanimals.org/goats
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