We’re excited to announce that Wildwood Farm Sanctuary and Preserve has been invited to join The 2021 Goat Games! We’re one of 10 sanctuaries from across the country (along with The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries) who will be hiking, biking, swimming — and more — to raise money for our rescued animals!
Want to help AND have lots of fun? Hop over to our page on the Goat Games website and sign up or donate. It’s really that simple!
You can sign up for activities (anything you want — including napping!) OR make a donation to support our team captain, Billy Blue Eyes, and friends. The Games Begin on August 14th, so grab your water bottle, do some
stretches, and get ready to be a champion for animals! Follow us on social media to see all the fun and to hear
about the cool prizes you’ll be eligible to win!
After last year’s scary fire season, and with this year’s season even drier than the last one, we need a cargo van to help us if we need to quickly evacuate animals in an emergency.
But it’ll serve an everyday purpose too! This cargo van will be our sanctuary medical transport vehicle, taking goats and alpacas and peacocks to the veterinarian when needed. Right now, we have a livestock vehicle for the largest animals and cars for the smallest, but no ideal way to transport the medium-sized members of our family.
Our wonderful friend Billy Blue Eyes, one of the most senior goats at the sanctuary, suffered a serious leg injury this spring. Billy’s veterinarian came to the barn to assess the injury and put it in a splint, but because of his age and the location of the fracture, we soon realized Billy needed more extensive treatment, which requires a trip to the Oregon State University Veterinary Hospital in Corvallis. It’s about an hour’s drive.
We rented a van to safely transport our sweet Billy to the hospital, where he stayed for nearly a week and ultimately had surgery to remove the damaged leg. We rented another van to drive him home.
Billy is learning awesome tripod tricks and thriving now, but he’s one of multiple aging animals here who may need occasional trips to the vet. Goats, sheep, and alpacas ride best in an enclosed van, as do some of our larger birds. While small chickens and ducks can travel safely in the back of a station wagon, a larger geese or an expansive peacock who’s sporting several feet of colorful features need the space and safety of a van.
So while we’re having fun with the Goat Games, we’ll be raising money to get this extra measure of safety for our animals. Please join us!