Nellie’s rescue was nearly a year in the making! A neighbor called about a goat living in dilapidated, neglectful and extremely unsafe conditions. She gave me the phone number of the owner and I promptly called. I spoke to the man who assured me that the goat was well taken care of and he knew what he was doing because he has raised animals for decades. With my hands tied I relayed this information to the neighbor. Month after month she would call and we would create a plan to help the goat. She called animal services and finally the man fixed the shelter and took care of the extremely long hoof. I offered to come trim the hoof regularly, but we could not get the man’s permission. Nearly a year later, the hoof had grown to be nearly 6 inches long, so the neighbor threatened to call animal services again. This time he agreed to give up the goat to us. From day one Nellie has been the happiest most expressive goat I have ever met. She needs her hoof trimmed every three to four weeks and struggles to get around, but that doesn’t stop her from living her best life!