30 Malnourished Goats Rescued From Metro Home
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CREATED Feb. 21, 2014 - UPDATED: Feb. 21, 2014
Omaha, NE - On Friday, the last of 30 goats rescued by the Nebraska Humane Society were adopted.
"We'll get a couple stray goats a year," said Pam Wiese of the Nebraska Humane Society. "This is the first time I have ever seen 30 goats at a time, and the first time I've ever seen, basically, two-week-old goats that need this amount of care."
On Wednesday afternoon, animal control brought 30 baby goats to the humane society.
They were found at a home outside town after a neighbor called concerned about their condition.
"They really weren't capable of caring for them properly," said Wiese. "We talked to the owners, and they said yes, please take them. So we were able to bring them in here."
When the goats came in most of them were malnourished. Some of them even had frostbite.
Over the past two days, the humane society has provided around the clock medical care and attention to make sure these guys are ready to go home.
"We've been bottle-feeding them four times a day: 6 am, 12:30, 6 pm, and then 11:30 at night," said Sarah Riederer, the animal care supervisor at the humane society.
By Friday evening, all of them had found new homes.
The humane society sought out people who have owned goats before because of the care they require.
"They're fragile so they need proper care, and they clearly need to go to people who are goat-savvy," said Wiese.
While it was a first for a lot of the staff, they said this is why they do their jobs.
"It's great knowing that we found great homes for them, especially these people who have experience and stuff like that," said Riederer. "It's very rewarding. I'm very grateful that all of Omaha and the whole state has stepped up for this."
As far as possible charges or citations for the owner who surrendered the goats, animal control is waiting for tests to come back before they decide what to do.