Spring Farm CARES Animal and Nature Sanctuary
Our Goats, Sheep, and other Farm Animals
December 25, 2016

Meet Our Goats

Below is a list of all of our goats with their stories of how they got here to the farm and then a quote from each of them at the end. Each one is available to be sponsored. You can make a direct difference in their lives by sponsoring them. Just click the red "Sponsor Me" heart to find out more information.

 

 

Chip

Thanks to my sponsorsMohawk Valley Pet Lost & Found - December 2016 - November 2017

 

Chip, male goatChip arrived at the farm in the summer of 2009 along with Sage, Flora, and Fauna. The four of them were rescued by an animal control officer after the person who had owned them for meat, just opened their pen and let them loose Sponsor an Animal at Spring Farm CARESon a rural highway to fend for themselves. Another young buck was killed by coyotes before they could be rescued and another nursing mother was killed as well. Chip was only about 6 months old at the time. He now enjoys life with his own little family group where they are safe and sound and get to do all of the things that young, happy goats do.

"The most important thing in my life are my friends. We have always stuck together like one heart. All of life interests me."

 

 

Daisy

Thanks to my sponsorsMabel Cobb - December 2016 -November 2017

DaisyDaisy, is currently our only sheep, and is estimated to have been born in 2013 and came to the farm in the summer of 2016 after she was found abandoned. A wonderful farmer Sponsor an Animal at Spring Farm CARESfound this lone sheep out with his cows one morning and she was in very rough shape. He managed to catch her after great difficulty and help her. Someone apparently had put her in his fence during the night. Daisy was full of porcupine quills all over her face and even deep inside her mouth. He called us for help and we took her in. Our vet said it was the first sheep she had pulled porcupine quills out of. Daisy is very shy yet very inquisitive and indeed it was her curiosity that obviously didn't score points with the porcupine. She was also very sick with an infection but luckily we were able to help her back to health and Daisy is now living here at our farm with our goats.

 

 

 

Fauna

Thanks to my sponsors

 

Fauna, female goatFauna arrived at the farm in the summer of 2009 as a youngster, under 6 months old, with another kid the same age named Flora, a mother goat named Sage, and a young buck named Chip. The four of them were rescued by anSponsor an Animal at Spring Farm CARES animal control officer after the person who had owned them for meat, just opened their pen and let them loose on a rural highway to fend for themselves. Another young buck was killed by coyotes before they could be rescued and another nursing mother was killed as well. Sage took both kids and raised them herself. Now they all enjoy a fun filled, safe life together with us here.

"At first nothing seemed safe at all in my world. Now I am seeing something totally different. While I still don't understand what humans do, I have my other goat friends who definitely make a lot of sense to me."

 

 

 

Flora

Thanks to my sponsors Anonymous friend - June 2015 - May 2016

 

Flora, female goatFlora arrived at the farm in the summer of 2009 as a youngster, under 6 months old, with another kid the same age named Fauna, a mother goat named Sage, and a young buck named Chip. The four of them were rescued bySponsor an Animal at Spring Farm CARES an animal control officer after the person who had owned them for meat, just opened their pen and let them loose on a rural highway to fend for themselves. Another young buck was killed by coyotes before they could be rescued and another nursing mother was killed as well. Sage took both kids and raised them herself. Now they all enjoy a fun filled, safe life together with us here.

"I will never forget the day we all came here. We all thought we were going to die. And then the world changed from fear and darkness to one of light and hope. We have never been let down again"

 

 

 

 

Lindy

Thanks to my sponsors

 

Lindy, female goatLindy arrived at the farm in the fall of 2008. She was one of Sponsor an Animal at Spring Farm CARESseveral goats who were rescued when a petting zoo was selling them at auction and they were clearly going to be sold for meat. Lindy was a little too bossy with her fellow pygmy goats so we moved her in with our larger goats and sheep. In that group, she nicely found her place at the farm.

"I am who I am and I am happy about that. I love when things are quiet and peaceful and do not like a lot of noise and chaos. Humans know how to make life complicated. Goats know how to make life simple."

 

 

Luna

Thanks to my sponsors
Marg Benson - June 2016 - May 2018
In Honor of Sarah, from Susannah - May 2016 - April 2017

 

 

 

Luna, goatLuna is a female pygmy goat who was born here at the farm in fall of 2008. Her very pregnant mother Sponsor an Animal at Spring Farm CARES and several other goats were rescued when a petting zoo was selling them at auction and they were clearly going to be sold for meat. Several days later, Luna made her grand entrance. Four of the goats stayed here with us on the farm while the others were placed in loving homes. Luna is a character and a half and what she doesn't have in size, she makes up for in spirit. She has an amazing sense of humor and is an incredible imp. Luna has brought laughter to the farm by the bucket loads and we are grateful to her for her antics.

"My philosophy in life is to make as many friends as I can. Make people laugh as often as I can. Keep things simple. Keep things light. And always - keep things moving."

 

 

 

 

Magic

Thanks to my sponsors
Elaina Lomery - December 2016 - November 2017
Bonnie Selke - April 2016 - March 2017

 

MagicMagic arrived at the farm in 2008 with a group of goats who had been "liquidated" from a petting zoo and sent to auction for meat. She and her goat friend Fern were adopted from us together for about a year and then returned to the farm when their person could no longer Sponsor an Animal at Spring Farm CAREScare for them. They will now stay in our sanctuary for the rest of their lives. Magic has one broken horn and one very crooked horn. The broken horn is due to a run in that she and Fern had with younger goat Luna. While it is normal for goats to butt heads, Luna proved to have the stronger horns. Both Fern and Magic suffered a horn casualty and now live together, but away from Luna. Magic is a very wise goat and is the leader of the group. She is a very sweet goat who really does not cause any trouble. She also is very smart and has learned to open the door into the house if we don't latch it properly. She has been known to get into our breezeway and trash the dog beds. She then climbed the stairs and waited for us to find her on the landing, very proud of her accomplishment.

"I am never bored. I am always amazed how humans seem to get bored so easily. My goodness, there is always something to watch or look at and if things get too quiet, well, then it is my job to spice it up a bit. Goats are handy creatures to have around. I sure love my life and am happy to be here."

 

 

 

Sage

Thanks to my sponsors

 

SageSage arrived in the summer of 2009 with two young kids (Flora and Fauna) who she nursed, and a slightly older buck named Chip. The four of them were rescued by an animal control officer after the person who had owned them for Sponsor an Animal at Spring Farm CARESmeat, just opened their pen and let them loose on a rural highway to fend for themselves. Another young buck was killed by coyotes before they could be rescued and another nursing mother was killed as well. Sage took both kids and raised them herself. Sage is pictured above center. Sage is an amazing girl. She is a hero in her own right to have saved, not only her baby, but the baby of her friend after she was killed. These goats had such a tragic and traumatic beginning but in the end they found themselves safe and sound and all together here at Spring Farm where they enjoy all the wonderful things that goats enjoy.

"I know they think I was a hero for taking care of the kids. I wasn't a hero. I was just trying to survive and do the best I could do. I am glad we are all here safely. I really thought our story would end much differently. My sister's life did not end so well as she never got to come here and I carry her in my heart always."

 


 

You can also visit our Ghost Brigade page with the photos and bios of all of the horses and farm animals to have lived at Spring Farm CARES and who still lovingly watch over the farm

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The ghost herd