Daisy-Sue & Violet
Daisy-Sue and Violet are two goat kids, born on the 24th August 2019 at Little Oak Sanctuary.
Their Mama, ChaCha, a sassy little white goat, arrived at Little Oak Sanctuary on 18 April 2019. ChaCha and 5 other goats were impounded in a Sydney animal holding facility after being picked up as strays. Once at the animal holding facility, these animals are put up for auction and routinely purchased for slaughter. This was the fate that ChaCha and her friends were facing. As the auction started, it was clear that the meat buyers were in attendance.
Fortunately for this gang, a small group of passionate people were involved. A worker at the pound who hated seeing the animals go to slaughter had reached out to friends, who had, in turn, reached out to us at Little Oak. Together we formed a rescue team, with someone acting as a bidder, someone acting as a transport, and Little Oak there to provide them with sanctuary. At that stage, we did not know ChaCha was pregnant.
They were spared just in time for Easter, 2019. Whilst we didn't know that ChaCha was pregnant when she arrived, her swelling belly over the coming months revealed she was in fact carrying kids. However, as we did not know her history before being impounded, we couldn't pinpoint when she would be due to deliver them.
ChaCha delivered her twin kids, Daisy-Sue (named in honour of our volunteer Sue who shares a birthday with these babes) and Violet unassisted, and proved to be a confident and protective Mum.
Daisy-Sue was the firstborn twin. The slightly larger twin, Daisy is a bit more outgoing than her sister Violet, and officially has the most beautiful ears in the world! #noshrinking Violet may be the smaller, second-born twin, but she is full of energy and loves to play.
Daisy-Sue & Violet, born into Sanctuary, will know nothing but kindness. Thanks to a small group of thoughtful people.
You can sponsor Daisy-Sue, Violet and their friends on a one-off or ongoing basis and help us continue to help goats like her and her Mum, below.
Sponsor a Goat
Goats are great characters! Did you know goats have accents that will change as they start to hang around with new friends? In Australia, goats are commonly used for their meat, to produce goats milk or for fibre. As farmed animals, they are not protected by the same legislation as the dogs and cats we share our homes with, and as such, they can fall victim to mistreatment.
When you sponsor a Little Oak goat, you will be helping advocate for all goats. Your sponsorship will support Little Oak's essential advocacy work – sharing the stories of individual goats and the plight of their kind across the nation.
Sponsor today, and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about goats through our regular updates - exclusive only to our monthly sponsors. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gifts are helping to secure a brighter future for the goats at Little Oak, and their kind across Australia.
Looking for a unique & meaningful gift?
Could help Little Oak provide food for goats rescued from abuse, neglect or abandonment
Could help provide vet treatment for rescue goats
Could help Little Oak provide care for a goat with nowhere else to turn
A goat sponsorship makes the perfect gift for an animal lover. The special sponsorship gift pack includes a stunning colour A4 photograph, Little Oak factbook, sponsorship certificate, and more. You can choose for the gift pack to be sent directly to your gift recipient, or you can choose to receive it to give to them yourself.
There are 3 different levels of sponsorship:
$25 - receive sponsorship pack (certificate, photo & story) via email
$50 - receive printed certificate, A4 printed photo, story in a stunning A4 folder
$75 - receive a printed certificate, A4 printed photo, and story in a stunning A4 folder along with an organic cotton goat tote bag valued at $35
All ongoing sponsors (monthly contributions) are eligible for the printed sponsorship pack.