Fern is a baby goat who was born at a goat milk and meat facility in Upstate NY. Several weeks ago a concerned woman named Lori stopped to have a closer look at all the baby goats she could see from the road.
Evidence of neglect was immediately apparent, and one little goat in particular caught her attention. Fern’s back leg was dangling from an obvious break and the tips of her ears were bloody and scabbed from frostbite. When Lori inquired about her leg the farmer shrugged, saying that Fern probably got caught in a fence and it would heal on its own.
Unable to deal with such suffering, Lori purchased Fern for $20 and got her to a vet, who was able to set the leg in a splint. Lori then called us, and we welcomed Fern with open arms. Almost immediately she made lots of new friends and is now enjoying her new-found life of freedom, nurturing care, and all the love she’ll ever need. (Photos: Right: B. Esposito, Left: P. Katsikas)