Our Approach

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Mission

New Moon Farm Goat Rescue and Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of animals in need. Whether victims of financial difficulties, neglect or abuse, we are committed to taking in unwanted animals brought to us via owner surrender, as well as by animal control. In addition to caring for these animals, New Moon Farm strives to promote compassion and respect for all living creatures through a presence in the community and by offering educational opportunities.

Since taking in our first goat, Ziggy, in 1998, New Moon Farm has taken in, rehabilitated and found homes for over 1,500 animals.

Intake

All new arrivals at New Moon Farm go through a quarantine protocol based on their condition. Our intake procedure includes weighing, body condition scoring, de-worming, vaccination and hoof trimming, as well as treatment for lice, mange, hoof rot or any other condition that requires attention. All intact male goats and sheep are castrated by a licensed veterinarian.

Once a goat is healthy and familiar with our routine,  they move out into one of the large pastures where they live with the herd until the right family comes along. Older and special needs goats may become part of our Greener Pastures program where their adoption fee is waived for adopters that understand their individual circumstances

Adoption

Our adoption process begins with a detailed application.  Once the application is received, we will contact the potential  adopter for an interview.  If everything meets our requirements, a home visit will be scheduled.  Once the home is approved, and the adopters choose their new family members, a legal contract ensures that our goats go to safe, loving homes that understand what it takes to care for these special animals.

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