Talk me IN or OUT of this....
I have a 7 month old Alpine goat-total love who thinks I'm "Timmy" and she's "Lassie". Won't leave my side and he has the opportunity to just run away! Screams if I leave her side and stand even 10 feet away. I told my vet I'd like to get her a friend come spring (didn't want to care for another animal going into winter unless the right goat came along). Anyway I get a text from my vet yesterday saying "would you take a goat that was attacked by a pit bull and has a bum leg?" I immediately ask a hundred questions of which she didn't really have the answers to. Turns out the goat is a doe, dehorned, a Nubian (which is really what I wanted!), very friendly (pet zoo rescued her), but practically on 3 legs. Vet tells me the dog attacked the knee joint in the one leg so the goat doesn't use it but it doesn't cause any issues. I have he option to take the goat home and bring her back if it doesn't work out. I told the owner my main concern is that she gets along with my goat otherwise forget it!
My vet was going there last night to find out more details as I told her I also didn't want an animal that I was going to get attached to and have to put down shortly after or be endless vet bills. So I'm going to discuss it more with the vet today before I see her Saturday. I want to think with my head and not my heart.
So would you be a sucker and take her???? She's in no danger as she's in a petting zoo but the place is tired of the public constantly pointing out "they have a goat limping".