A mixed-breed pygmy goat.
Cassidy came to Longmeadow Rescue Ranch when she was just two months old in February 2010. She had been rescued by the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force with a large group of other neglected animals -- pigeons, chickens, doves, rabbits, and other goats. Unfortunately, Cassidy was living alone in a small wire cage even though she was still too young to be separated from her mother.
Cassidy was very thin and hungry when she came to Longmeadow. She quickly took to a bottle and we slowly increased the amount of milk replacer we fed her. She also had an upper respiratory infection that was treated with antibiotics. Cassidy was rescued just in time; she would not have survived much longer without the expert care of our veterinarian or the Longmeadow staff members. These days Cassidy is healthy receiving annual vaccinations, regular deworming and feet trimming.
Cassidy is a friendly and playful little goat. She is dark heather gray with white spots. She has small horns that she uses when she plays with her other goat friends. She likes to climb on the obstacles in her turn out like the large spool that she jumps on and off while chasing her friends around the pen. Cassidy doesn’t like the rain and runs to hide in her stall when it starts to sprinkle. Maybe she thinks she might melt if the rain hits her! Cassidy is being trained to walk on a leash so she can help Longmeadow educate children and adults about respects for all living creatures and the animal rescue and rehabilitation work that goes on at Longmeadow every day.