Meet Labelle, the newest goat addition!
When a family found out that one of their goats, LaBelle, who they describe as "the sweetest thing ever!", tested positive for CAE - a viral disease that is not curable and is contagious to other goats - they tried separating her from the herd. But LaBelle cried all day and night wanting to be with her companions. A vet suggested culling her but they would not even consider doing that to LaBelle. They started reaching out to rescues to find a safe place for her. CAPE was contacted and we knew that she would be the perfect companion for Lorrie, a sweet goat with CAE already living at the sanctuary.
Last year we built Lorrie her own enclosure with a separated piece of pasture and she has settled in very nicely to her routine. We are thrilled that she will now have another goat companion. Although Howard the pig and Bogart the turkey may be a little disappointed as they have been excellent company to Lorrie.
Labelle will be quarantined in a separate stall when she arrives, given a full health check by CAPE’s trusted vet, and then introduced to Lorrie. We’re crossing our fingers that these two sweet goats become the best of friends!
IN MEMORY OF STEVIE WHO PASSED IN FEBRUARY 2020
Stevie’s blindness does NOT keep him from exploring the barnyard pasture and foraging for nature’s treats. He has a keen sense of his surroundings and a growing independence that guides him well.
His mom Gertie, who came to live at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary with him, never lets him too far out of her sight.
Gertie was on a goat meat farm when she gave birth to triplets, one of them who was blind. Her pelvis broke due to complications of being continuously bred and a difficult pregnancy.
The owner of the meat farm was moved by the connection between Gertie and Stevie and decided to close the facility. Their bond helped save lives!
Tabby was born with a cleft palate that led her family to ask a local vet to euthanize her. Luckily, it was CAPE's wonderful vet and she refused to do it! Instead, the vet cared for Tabby for over a year until she was sure that Tabby could eat and drink without problems.
Once she knew that Tabby could have a full life ahead of her, she contacted CAPE.
Tabby now lives with a herd of goats, pigs, sheep, and miniature donkeys at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary. They are a menagerie of characters who share the barnyard pasture. It is a beautiful sight to behold - an inter-species family of friends - all with special needs.
Daisy’s transformation at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary has been quite spectacular to watch. Daisy was found suffering from overgrown hooves that caused her to walk on her front knees, causing painful sores. She was confiscated by animal control as part of a cruelty case.
Daisy was brought to the CAPE Animal Sanctuary where she now gets regular hoof trims and other veterinary care, nutritious food, and lots of open space to explore. Her knees have healed well and she has formed bonds with the other rescued goats and Toby, an old sheep who sleeps next to her in the barn at night. She’s still a bit shy with humans but her trust continues to build with each passing day.
Stella is a very friendly, elderly goat who has come to 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.
Stella's in good health and manages to patrol the entire goat pasture each day. She loves treats & can even display a smile when treats are nearby.
Apollo was rescued by CAPE several years ago - thanks to a concerned citizen who learned he was destined for slaughter. Apollo was living with a small herd of goats when he got his front leg caught in some fencing and incurred a serious injury to his brachial plexus causing temporary weakness and pain. The people caring for him planned to send him to have him killed.
Thanks to a wonderful woman who learned of their plan, Apollo’s life was saved and the injury cared for. He now has a full life ahead of him at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary, free from pain and filled with all the fun and frolicking that goats love to do.
CAPE rescued Lorrie from a livestock auction, a place where thousands of animals are brought every week, usually their final journey before being sold for slaughter. To learn more about this experience, please watch the video below.
Lorrie tested positive for a viral disease that is contagious to other goats, but not in between species. She will need consistent vet care throughout her life and we've already built a costly new enclosure for her. She and soon-to-come companions will live out her life in peace, free from harm. Your sponsorship will help Lorrie thrive in her new environment.
CAPE agreed to rescue a blind, senior, female goat who was lingering at an animal shelter. We all got a good laugh after “she” arrived at CAPE’s Animal Sanctuary because Sidney, or Sid for short, turned out to be a spry male goat who can spot a treat in your hand from across the barnyard pasture.
He is the resident troublemaker, very handsome and one of the most vocal. He’s affectionate and often comes when called by name.
“"Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way."