Churchill and Sadie
Hudson Valley Humane Society’s (HVHS) Humane Law Enforcement Officers charged an adult male resident of Rockland County, NY, with animal cruelty charges related to maintaining farm animals. He was found guilty on 13 counts. The animals included sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, homing pigeons, ducks and geese. Almost all were being raised for slaughter. Relinquishment of the animals to the HVHS began in August 2012. The case has been in the works for 3 years.
WFAS was able to take 4 sheep and 2 goats who had only lived in a small barren pen packed with other animals. One sweet sheep, Nina, had to be euthanized due to her inability to walk and pain from bent, fused knee joints that could not be surgically corrected. The other 3 sheep immediately found a loving home with a donkey at a picturesque paradise in Woodstock. The 2 goats – Sadie and Churchill – are here at WFAS experiencing the freedom, comfort and care that they lacked previously. Churchill has come out of his shell, where Sadie is still shy and afraid – but we’re working on her. She has good reason not to trust humans so she is scared when we lead tour groups in to visit the goats. She loves Churchill and stays by his side. They would do better in a private home. They are up for adoption together as a pair with hopes of finding a loving forever home.
WFAS conducts an interview and site visit to prospective homes. Please visit our Adoption page for more information.