Gertie suffered a pelvic fracture when she gave birth to triplets. As a result, she no longer had any monetary value to the farmer other than to be slaughtered. One of the triplets was born blind and was also scheduled for slaughter. CAPE rescued both of them in the Spring of 2013. Gertie and Stevie are still together roaming the barnyard pasture. Stevie: Despite being blind, Stevie easily finds his way around the barnyard pasture. Stevie grew up around people, enjoys human companionship, and is very social.
Daisy was found suffering from severely overgrown hooves that caused her to walk on her knees. She was confiscated by animal control and CAPE was contacted to rescue her. After she was brought to the sanctuary, our vet slowly got Daisy back on her feet after many gentle hoof trims. Daisy can now roam the barnyard pasture pain free.
Stella arrived at the sanctuary and quickly made friends with everyone. She is usually the first one at the gate to greet visitors. One of Stella’s favorite “games” is to gently nibble on shirt tails and pant legs.
Tabby was born with a cleft palate. Because of her deformity, the farmer wanted her euthanized. Luckily for Tabby, CAPE was contacted, and when she arrived at the sanctuary we were concerned about her being able to eat and drink properly. But Tabby, being a very clever goat, figured things out all by herself. To drink water, she just dunks her whole face into the trough.
Apollo: At just a few months old Apollo suffered a leg injury. The farmer did not want to be bothered with vet care so Apollo was going to be slaughtered. CAPE intervened and rescued Apollo. He has grown up at the sanctuary and is a visitor favorite.
Sidney: 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 the sanctuary because Sidney 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 the most vocal.
Why does CAPE Rescue Goats? • More than a million goats are raised and slaughtered for meat in the U.S. each year. • Goats are raised on dairy farms where the females are continually impregnated so that they always produce milk. • Babies are taken away from their mothers within hours of birth so the milk can be sold by the farmer for human consumption. What can you do to help end their suffering? • You can help by not consuming goat cheese, milk or meat. • Inform others how they too can help end the suffering of goats. • Avoid purchasing products made from goat hair or hides. Interesting Facts About Goats: • Goats have very diverse personalities. • Goats learn their name and basic commands just like dogs. • Goats are herd animals and may become depressed if separated from their fellow companions. • Goat pupils are slanted which gives them vision for 320 – 340 degrees (compared with humans, 160 - 210 degrees). • Goats are very good at climbing and have been known to scramble to the top of trees!
“Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace." ~Dr. Albert Schweitzer