"Don't ever doubt yourselves or waste a second of your life. It's too short, and you're too special." ~ Ariana Grande
It’s easy to label someone as severe, a trouble maker, or bad news. We can be quick to judge the intentions, motivations or even the entire character of others. This is as true for how we relate to people as it is for how we relate to animals. For animals, however, exhibiting a perfectly natural behaviour, if viewed as unfavourable by humans, can have life-threatening consequences.
Phillip, the goat, who arrived in our care today, found himself in just such a predicament. Having left his home in search of an exciting adventure, Phillip became lost. Taken in by the local pound, Phillip waited for his family to come and collect him, but sadly no one did. Prospective homes visited him to consider taking the lovely fluffy black goat in, but all left without him. It seems that Phillip’s habit of moving in for a cheeky head-but to size up his new acquaintances did not win him any hearts. When we heard of his situation, we knew we had to help this misunderstood little fellow. Compassion is not compassion unless it is for all - even those who do not act with kindness or compassion towards us.
🐐 Phillip settled in well at the Sanctuary. It’s clear he has not had that much to do with other goats, but his future will be one of kindness and compassion and lots of goat friendships. Thank you for sponsoring Phillip and helping us support him and other goats in need
Help Protect Goats
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.
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
Looking for a unique & meaningful gift?
A goat sponsorship makes the perfect gift for an animal lover. The special sponsorship gift pack includes a stunning colour A4 photograph, Little Oak fact book, 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 $30
All ongoing sponsors (monthly contributions) are eligible for the printed sponsorship pack.