In fact, she might have never left her former home—a makeshift petting zoo at a horse farm in Florida—had Wednesday not been fighting for her life.
Wednesday was born with contracted tendons—a condition that caused unnatural bending in her legs, and prevented her from standing and walking properly. This is especially dangerous in ruminants (like goats), because their organs can shut down from staying down for too long. To survive, Wednesday had to get back on her feet.
In most cases, farmers won’t treat “livestock” with special needs—opting instead to cull them or leave them to fend for themselves. Wednesday had better luck: the petting zoo owner kept her and Nana on. Still, their rescuer, Elizabeth, worried about what life had in store for these two. Would the novelty of seeing these goats wear off once baby Wednesday grew up? Would she even be able to live that long? And what would become of Nana? Would she be forced to breed other goats for entertainment, even while grieving her child?
Elizabeth knew the owner well, having kept her own horses on his farm. With a little coaxing, she got him to relinquish Wednesday—and Nana shortly after. She cared for them as best as she could while searching for more permanent placement. Eventually, she found Farm Sanctuary, and asked if we could help.