Jackson - Farm Animal Rescue

Jackson the rescued goat

At the hands of a hoarder

When sweet Jackson arrived at Farm Animal Rescue he was emaciated and very, very sad. A victim of an animal hoarder, we still do not know what made someone tie him to a tree on the side of the road with neither food or water, nor do we know how long he suffered there before he was discovered. But we do know that this act was what led him to our loving care.
As we bundled him up and bought him to the sanctuary, our first concern was how close he was to near-complete starvation, and if we would even have a chance to nurture him back to health. We set him up with a bed of fresh hay, some food and clean water, some gentle pats, and kind words of encouragement to 'hang in there'.

Our medical team gets to work

As we worked with our medical team, further investigations highlighted a bigger problem than we initially thought, as we noticed that Jackson had no horns. Depraved of adequate nutrition for so long, malnourished without adequate calcium or minerals, had meant that Jackson was no longer able to grow horns.
Over time we noticed that even if they did try to grow, they were soft and would crumble off almost immediately. Horns are important to goats. As well as being used for playing, fighting, and scratching (and moving us out of the way!), their primary function is an air conditioning system, of sorts, during hot weather.
Every day we ensure that Jackson only experiences the best of humanity for the remainder of his life, with tender neck scratches, a full belly, sweet grass to nibble, a warm bed, hills to climb, and his own goat and sheep friends to explore the world each day, safe, protected and loved.
Jackson Rescue Report
Jackson is lucky to have a sponsor at the sanctuary, whose family and friends can also visit and delight in watching him enjoy the hills and paddocks of the farm when visiting us for one of their unlimited private visits.
You can also spend time with him and his herd on our Open Day Tours or Private Visit.
Jackson and James
Jackson and James
Jackson with Jackson
Jackson and Jackson! (Twins?)


Farm Animal Rescue Inc.

1713 Dayboro Road
QLD 4521

FAR Management Committee

President - Brad King
Vice President - Carol Slater
Treasurer - Kim Payne
Secretary - Aaron Lee

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