Panuelito and Kitty
Panuelito “Pan” and Kitty are the only survivors from our rescue mission in Stratford, CA. Born on a organic dairy farm, the boys were immediately culled and sent to auction. This is the life of male goats and cows born on a dairy farm, they have no value.
They had no immediate access to their mothers for comfort or food, and were kept in a pen just next to them to help to induce lactation but not to feed. Our two boys were born on May 17th and auctioned on the 18th. We were able to take 8 babies. We lost 3 on the drive back down (they were 4 days old), and 3 over the course of the first week. They were all incredibly weak, they hadn’t received any milk or colostrum so their immunity was also compromised. They arrived sick, starving, and all had pneumonia. It was a very rough first 2 weeks, with bottle feedings, tube feedings, and antibiotics.
Pan and Kitty are La Mancha goats, hailing originally from Spain. They are one of the largest “dairy” goats and are extremely athletic. Both love to cuddle and are very affectionate. They’ve discovered so many fun things at the sanctuary like pigs, and dogs, and butterflies. They love to explore and get into mischief!