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.
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.
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 very affectionate and often comes when called by name.
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!
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. He enjoys grazing around the barnyard pasture with his buddies which include other goats, sheep, pigs, and burros. And Apollo is known to never pass up an opportunity for hugs from visitors.
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.
“Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace."
~Dr. Albert Schweitzer