Move over Freeway, a double scoop of cuteness has arrived at the ranch!
A friend at County of San Diego Department of Animal Services referred Mini Mouse's "mom" to us. Mini Mouse was born on April 17 at Charwood Farms. This little darling actually appeared to be dead when she was born but her "mom" went to great lengths to bring her around and give her a chance at life. Sadly, in spite of fantastic care Mini Mouse stayed small and didn't eat normally. Thanks to the love and care she received and a super-sized dose of spunk, Mini Mouse defied the odds. As a result to an unexpected change in her life circumstances though, Mini Mouse's "mom" found herself re-homing all of her goats. While they are all going to great homes, Mini Mouse requires a special home.
Her "mom" drove her from Menifee to ECLAP this week to have Dr. Bear check her. It turns out that Mini Mouse has wry face, a congenital disorder. The condition cannot be treated or cured. Most goats born with this condition die within days of birth. Mini Mouse's survival is a real testament to the fantastic care her "mom" gave her. The good news is that Dr. Bear thinks that with a bit of specialized care and careful attention to her diet, she will do well at the ranch.
Yesterday Mini Mouse and her BFF, French Fry, arrived.
Keep in mind that Mini Mouse (black and brown) is four months old. French Fry (white and tan) is two months old. They are basically the same size. If you look at Mini Mouse's face you can see the lack of symmetry, indicating the wry face.
These two adorable girls are too small to be out and about with the other goats, so they'll have their own yard. This is why it was so important that French Fry came with Mini Mouse so that this special little girl would not be lonely.
Our medical fund provides important medical diagnosis and care for all of our animals -- horses, burros, roosters, dogs, llamas, and Nigerian dwarf goats with crooked faces. Please help us reach out $15,000 goal: head to our bio for easy access to our go fund me link! #horsesoftirnanog #happylife #helpahorse #horsesanctuary #love #donate #rescue #smile #sanctuary #sponsor #goatlove #goat