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Abandoned Goats in the Care of the ISPCA

 

ISPCA Inspector Lisa O’Donovan was called to a forestry area in the North Cork region where she discovered two young kid goats aged approximately 4 months and 6 months. Enquiries in the area failed to find an owner and it is believed that the two had been abandoned.

This is most likely due to the fact that they are male. Male goats are not as popular as their female counterparts. They do not yield milk and are inclined to smell strongly if they are not castrated.

The goats are believed to be of the Nubian variety which have a life span of around 18years and make great pets. As with all domestic animals they have particular nutritional requirements, require regular hoof care and good shelter as they do not like the rain and harsh weather conditions.

Inspector O’Donovan said “These young goats would have suffered in the environment in which they were left. They are pets goats and have a more selective diet than feral goats who can endure much harsher conditions”.

Monty and Nelson

The goats, now known as “Monty” and “Nelson”, were initially removed to the local veterinary practice. On examination they were found to be extremely emaciated and dehydrated, but otherwise in good health.  We are pleased to report that both Monty and Nelson will remain together in their new home.

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