Goat News Travels Fast

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Right before removal where she was abandoned

A freckle faced girl came to PFS Friday evening. During the beginning of the week we heard from a local resident about a goat who was abandoned on a property in Winchester, VA. We sprang into action to save this sweet girl, spending days trying to locate the former owner. In the interim, kind neighbors were feeding, watching and walking her. Just when we were about to partner with law enforcement for a forcible removal, we came in contact with someone and received permission to remove and rehome her to the sanctuary. (The legal aspects of rescuing can be tricky and we must make sure the animal and all those at the sanctuary are safe and not endangered for seizure due to legality details on our part.) Friday evening we stopped by to bring her to her new home here. She’s skinny and has some separation anxiety from being abandoned. You can see she was simply fenced in a dirt yard on a property which was condemned. Right now we have her in quarantine, another important safety and our vet will examine her on Thursday. Once a clean bill of health is confirmed, she will be introduced to her new goat friends.

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Can't resist a little climbing

Today a few lucky visitors got to meet her as she is settling in. We’re very glad she is eating well, free from harm and no longer going hungry. Thanks to kind folks that alerted us to her need, she has a happy ending to her tail (or tale,lol).

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Visitors meeting our newest rescue

More details to come as she enjoys a new life and hopefully soon a name as well! Hard to believe someone could walk away and leave a sweet face like hers.

2015 National Animal Rights Conference

From July 31st to August 2nd we attended and had a table at the 2015 National Animal Rights Conference in Alexandria, VA hosted by Farm Animal Rights Movement. We thank all who came out to see us and listen to our mission and learn about our residents. It was humbling to be the rookie on the largest stage in the Animal Rights world. We were among some global giants such as Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Stop Animal Exploitation Now, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Mercy For Animals, Jewish Vegetarians of North America, Compassion Over Killing, Animal Equality and Direct Action Everywhere. In addition to bringing awareness to our sanctuary we were passing out literature and selling merchandise on behalf of Christian Vegetarian Association. Everyone we spoke with was very receptive to the message of compassion we expressed and thanked us for putting our faith into action in the stewardship of a sanctuary. Many attendees expressed and interest in visiting so we encouraged them to contact us to make an appointment and follow us on Facebook to be notified of events. We attended many lectures to further our mission and ate some delicious vegan food! We had such a wonderful time and look forward to seeing many of you soon, and some of you in two years when the conference is back in the Washington DC area!

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