Samuel was noticed by a woman at a goat meat farm, where he was neglected and very ill. Thankfully, the farm’s manager was willing to spare him and allowed the kind woman to bring him to our sanctuary.
He was suffering from terrible parasites and has tested positive for a condition called Caseous Lymphadenitis. This disease is not contagious to others if monitored closely but can be life-threatening to the host. The good news is that goats (and sheep) can live for a very long time with the condition.
Samuel was rescued right around the same time as Seth, and the two of them are terrific buddies.