Animal Place Rescues Goat Tethered to Tractor Tire
June 2, 2012 -
A goat is lucky to be alive thanks to the efforts of a concerned neighbor and Animal Place's Rescue Ranch adoption program!
This is how we first met Nanny, the goat - a picture sent to us of a goat tied to a large tractor tire. No water, no shade and living in a part of California where temperatures exceed 95 F this time of year.
We had to help.
The goat's guardian died and the woman's children moved into the house. They left Nanny in a dying pasture without water or shade, tied to a tire. Fearing that the children would send the goat to slaughter, the neighbor began contacting shelters and sanctuaries.
While not in a position to take her permanently, Animal Place is fortunate enough to have an incredible program called Rescue Ranch, started to help animals like Nanny. Our Rescue Ranch program rescues farm animals and finds them permanent homes.
We had the perfect home for Nanny before we ever met her! Matt has adopted from us in the past, taking in two rescued goats from a petting zoo.
And when we told him about Nanny, he immediately wanted to help.
Custody granted, our staff drove four hours to where Nanny lived, loaded her up, and brought her back to our Grass Valley sanctuary. Nanny ran up to her rescuers and demanded attention. We originally thought she would be difficult to handle, but Nanny is social and loves people.
Upon arrival, we noticed she had overgrown hooves and scars from an embedded collar. Turns out, she has spent a long time chained to that tire.
Nanny will be going to her new home next week. She will be getting her hooves trimmed today as well as her vaccinations and deworming. She will have ample space to roam and, most importantly, eight other goat friends. Goats are very social and need to be around their own kind to thrive. Nanny will live out the rest of her life in a safe place, receiving superb care. We could not ask for a happier ending.
By rehoming animals into qualified homes, we not only keep our barn doors open to the neediest of rescues, but we save more lives.
Nanny's life was saved because an individual put her compassion into action. She did not stand idly by, and because of that, Nanny is alive and on her way to a great home.