Some of the goats surrendered to the MSPCA last May.|MSPCA1/3 Some of the goats surrendered to the MSPCA last May.|MSPCA
Some of the goats surrendered to the MSPCA last May.|MSPCA2/3 Some of the goats surrendered to the MSPCA last May.|MSPCA
Some of the goats surrendered to the MSPCA last May.|MSPCA3/3 Some of the goats surrendered to the MSPCA last May.|MSPCA
Just two months after receiving its largest surrender of goats in the organization’s history, the MSPCA announced that all of the 51 in the flock were adopted to new homes.
All but ten have already been delivered, the animal protection group said in a statement Friday. The last of the goats should leave the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen by next week.
“Unexpected large surrenders are always a challenge for us because it just means there are so many new animals to settle in, as well as making room by shifting the living quarters for the animals already in our charge,” Nevins Farm barn manager, Gia Bars, said in a statement.
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“But this is what we do: we take these animals when no one else can, we nurse them back to health and do all we can to ensure they end up in safe forever homes.”
The goats in the group included adults, kids and babies, Bars said. The size of the group expanded from 46 to 51 after new goats were born in the flock.
“The diversity of the herd is one of the most remarkable characteristics of this particular surrender,” the organization’s spokesman, Rob Halpin, said in an email at the time.
The animals were surrendered to the organization after the original owner became overwhelmed by the size of the flock.
A few suffered from coccidia—a highly contagious bacteria that inflamesthe intestines—as well as some other parasitic infections, including round, whip and tapeworms, but they were successfully nursed back to health.