Well, Welcome back, George! George was actually our first adopted-out resident. George is a pygmy goat about 3-4 yrs. old. Last summer, we received a call from a neighbor, who was on the road driving a truck. He called to ask us to rescue George, as he would not be home for several weeks and was away most of the time. The person who was staying at the house, had abandoned George several days before we received the call from his person. George was and lived most of his life tethered in the front yard, alone. A scary and lonely way to live. As soon as we hung up the phone, we drove to free George! He was friendly and anxious to be untangled from his tether. We’re not sure what he had been eating because he couldn’t reach much grass and their was damp dog food at the edge of his reach. There was no sign of any hay, which is the majority of a goat’s diet, along with grass, weeds, and leaves. At that time, we didn’t really have an isolation area for George, but made our 10 X 10 dog pen work!
We scheduled George’s vet appointment for his castration, shots, etc. When we took him to his appointment our vet inquired about adopting George. We knew that he would be well taken care-of and would join a herd on 5 acres.
Unfortunately, George was a bit of a “bully” to the two other goats, and after discussions with our vet, we felt it would be best to bring George back to PEAK. George came back February 17th, 2017. This is quite a lot of change and uncertainty. He stayed in a small area for several days to get use to a safe space. He then started spending a little time with Nemo, and shortly after they started sleeping in the same area at night. We are seeing him get more comfortable each day and are confident he will be playing with all the goats in the near future.
George will stay at PEAK for the rest of his days. He will enjoy lots of play, companionship, and security with all the love and care he deserves.
Please help give George a warm welcome by becoming his PEAK Pal and helping to cover his housing, feed, and medical care each month.