Romeo, a young Dorper ram, was found on a construction site in a suburban neighborhood in Los Angeles. After a chance site visit, the owners of the property found what they believed to be a goat tied to a tree in their future back yard. After reaching out to the contractors, they were told he was there because one of the workers had planned on serving him as lunch to the crew for the week. Mortified, they called the police and animal services arrived to impound him. Luckily, we were contacted and advocated for his release to a rescue and not to a general open public adoption which could mean disaster for “livestock”. He went straight to our vet for blood tests (CL, CAE, Johnes), fecal and a general exam, and to be castrated. We’re so excited for him find his place within our existing herd of goats and sheep and to live the rest of his life free and loved!
Romeo has showed us that regardless of circumstance ones capacity for love and kindness can still shine through. He is sweet, gentle, and loves to be touched. Welcome home Romeo!