(MURCHISON, Texas) – From Dec. 20, 2018 to Jan. 4, 2019 10 goats, three sheep and four cows arrived in groups at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch after being rescued by the Humane Society of the United States from a cruelty situation on a private property in Maryland. The 17 animals are being treated for health issues including respiratory infections and emaciation. They will remain in quarantine until they are well and can be introduced to other residents at Black Beauty, where over 800 domestic and exotic animals live on 1,400 acres.
On New Year’s Eve, 11 days after her arrival, a goat named Junebell gave birth to two healthy kids – Honey Suckle and Sabastian. The Ranch medical staff are closely monitoring the other animals for additional pregnancies.
Noelle Almrud, director of the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch, “These 17 animals came from deplorable conditions and we are working hard to continue their rehabilitation and make sure that they are able to settle in to the quality of life they deserve. They will join the over 100 other rescued farm animals living here in spacious pastures with plenty of food to eat and warm places to sleep, and they will never suffer again. The two newborn goats will never experience the horrors that their mama faced before coming here to safety.”
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