Shelters do great, important work finding new homes for stray and abandoned animals.
Of course, most of them focus on helping common pets like dogs and cats. But if you’re looking for something a little different, this rescue has you covered: they are on a mission to find homes for 24 goats.
The goats were left homeless after a dairy farm closed down, and were taken in by Animal Rescue, Inc. in York County, Pennsylvania.
They’re adorable goats with fittingly adorable names, like Crosscross Applesauce, Jelly Bean and Peanut Butter. And they could be yours.
The rescue is urgently trying to find the goats homes:
“Winter will be here before you know it, and we’d love to have them all settled in, comfy and cozy, with their new families before then!” Animal Rescue, Inc. wrote on Facebook.
Four of the goats have been adopted so far, leaving two dozen left. But finding homes for the goats is no easy task.
While eight of the goats are available individually, there are eight pairs of goats who cannot be separated, as they are mother and child. (Some of these pairs have matching names like “Wilma and Barney” and “Betty and Fred.)
There’s also a challenge in finding the right home. While the rescue is waiving adoption fees for these goats, they need to be sure new owners are properly equipped to take care of them. The goats need to be on a farm with room to graze.
“We expect people to make a lifetime commitment to these goats,” Bonnie Goodwin of the rescue told Penn Live. “Life span is usually 12-14 years.”
The goats will also need to be kept from chicken feed and protected from predators at night. They also require vet checkups and upkeep like hoof trimming every few weeks.
Goodwin says that the goats are “not difficult to care for but the owners must be informed.”
While it’s not a decision to be made lightly, if you have the space and the resources, you should consider taking in some of these goats!
You’d be helping to give these homeless animals a new start, and you’ll get some great new pets for your property—they love attention from their caretakers, and are just adorable, too.
If you are interested, you can fill out an application on their website.
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