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 7 of CAPE’s Celebrate Senior Animals Week!!🐴This sweet 22 year old man has been through a lot. He once roamed free on public land, but he was rounded up by the BLM and separated from his family. He spent eight months in a holding pen in a Nevada prison getting little to no socialization.
We can only imagine how much stress and trauma he must’ve experienced. After rescuing Papa Antonio, in collaboration with American Wild Horse Campaign, he stayed with CAPE’s trusted vet for four weeks. She worked on building trust gently, which was challenging at first because he did NOT want to be touched. After spending time learning trust and getting a full health check, Papa came to live at his forever home at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary.
The CAPE staff have been working daily to gain his trust and get him comfortable. After a month of working on this, Papa will now come right up to the staff for scratches and love. He follows us as we walk around the pasture and he he loves a snuggle from CAPE’s Animal Care Director, Jackie.
Papa has been introduced to the rescued herd slowly and we will show you a little later today how well it’s been going! Want to learn more about Papa Antonio? Please visit www.capeanimals.org/burros.html
🐾Day 6 of CAPE’s Celebrate Senior Animals Week!💜
Often, we meet animals in shelters who are not good candidates for adoption. These animals are older and usually have chronic health conditions or temperament issues that require that they be closely monitored and cared for.
Meet some of the amazing senior dogs in CAPE’s Assisted Living Program! Over the years, CAPE has been able to save the lives of dozens of senior animals who were brought into our Assisted Living Program which is designed to provide animals who are not candidates for adoption with permanent foster care in the home of a loving CAPE foster volunteer. Volunteers who sign up for this program make a commitment to care for the animal for the remainder of the animal’s life, and CAPE covers ALL expenses.
The huge success of this program has been due to the kindness and commitment of our wonderful volunteer team, who we are deeply grateful for. Every animal, no matter their circumstances deserves the opportunity to thrive long into their lives.
CAPE’s Assisted Living Program has provided a wonderful life, free from suffering to many senior animals. We couldn’t do it without YOU, our CAPE community.
To learn more, visit www.capeanimals.org/assisted-living
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