Meet and Sponsor Our Goats

ARCHIE

Sponsor Archie! Archie came to PRS along with his best friend, Quinn, from someone who wasn’t able to provide them even the basic care they needed, including properly feeding them. One of our first goat residents, Archie is a mellow and kind goat who is often the first to come and greet new human visitors to the sanctuary. He is especially fond of young children, having grown up with our director’s daughter.

BASTIAN

Sponsor Bastian! Bastian was abandoned and found living on his own in nearby Belfast. Domesticated animals are dependent on humans and usually aren’t able to survive on their own like their wild counterparts. At first, Bastian found abundant food hanging out at the vegetable garden at the local prison, but when winter hit, a local animal control officer was alerted and brought Bastian to safety at PRS.

BEATRIZ

Sponsor Beatriz! Beatriz came to PRS from a state cruelty seizure when a local ‘sanctuary’ was shut down for deplorable conditions and lack of basic care. Multiple dead animals were found on site, with the survivors languishing. Given a lifetime ownership ban (rare here in Maine) the ten goats we took from this case came to PRS where they recovered and are happy and thriving. Beatriz has the best long ears!

BUTTERCUP

Sponsor Buttercup! Buttercup came to PRS in the fall of 2013 along with his best friend, Puck, when their guardian was no longer able to care for them. Both boys were emaciated and parasite ridden. Angora goats, they need regular shearing, just like sheep, but they were filthy and prone to skin infections. Two of our special seniors, this bonded pair have slowed down, but never far from each other’s side.

BUTTERSCOTCH

Sponsor Butterscotch! Butterscotch is part of our big dairy goat herd cruelty seizures from early 2015 that brought 18 skinny, sickly goats (most pregnant) to PRS after state officials found them living upon more than a decade of waste, trapped up in the rafters of a barn but still being bred and used for dairy. At the time of the rescue, Butterscotch was the only surviving kid he still has mobility issues from the neglect he suffered.

COCOA

Sponsor Cocoa! Rescued in 2015, Cocoa is one of our most people-friendly goats that call PRS home. Every time we take visitors on educational tours, animals are given the opportunity to come say hi or not (this is their home, they don’t owe anyone anything) and most days Cocoa is the first to rush over and say hello, especially if kids are visiting. If you’re looking for Cocoa in our goat habitat, you’ll usually find her climbing something!

DELILAH

Sponsor Delilah! Delilah is one of the 16 kids who was born at PRS after our big dairy goat herd cruelty seizures from early 2015 that brought 18 skinny, sickly goats (most pregnant) to PRS after state officials found them living upon more than a decade of waste, trapped up in the rafters of a barn but still being bred and used for dairy. All the babies needed special care at birth, but they all survived and happily live with their moms.

ESTELLE

Sponsor Estelle! Estelle came to PRS along with two other goats and twenty sheep from a state cruelty and starvation case in the fall of 2020. This starvation case was one of the worst ones we have seen and everyone needed extensive rehabilitation to safely bring them up to healthy weights. Estelle is friendly with everyone but is bonded with the two other goats from her rescue, Pascal and Madeline.

FLORA

Sponsor Flora! When a car unexpectedly arrived at the sanctuary and the driver said he was dropping off a donation, the last thing we expected was a car full of unwanted animals. Threatening to kill Flora and a car full of birds if we didn’t take them, we knew we couldn’t say no. Raised with children, Flora wanted nothing to do with the humans at PRS, expect our director’s young daughter who quickly became her best friend.

JEAN LUC

Sponsor Jean Luc! Jean Luc is one of the 16 kids who was born at PRS after our big dairy goat herd cruelty seizures from early 2015 that brought 18 skinny, sickly goats (most pregnant) to PRS after state officials found them living upon more than a decade of waste, trapped up in the rafters of a barn but still being bred and used for dairy. All the babies needed special care at birth, but they all survived and happily live with their moms.

JENNY

Sponsor Jenny! Jenny is part of our big dairy goat herd cruelty seizures from early 2015 that brought 18 skinny, sickly goats (most pregnant) to PRS after state officials found them living upon more than a decade of waste, trapped up in the rafters of a barn but still being bred and used for dairy. Jenny is one of the pregnant mothers who was part of this rescue and is one of our friendliest goats here.

JEZEBEL

Sponsor Jezebel! Jezebel is part of our big dairy goat herd cruelty seizures from early 2015 that brought 18 skinny, sickly goats (most pregnant) to PRS after state officials found them living upon more than a decade of waste, trapped up in the rafters of a barn but still being bred and used for dairy. Jezebel loves playing with her fellow goats and is often climbing the rock wall in our goat habitat.

JOAN

Sponsor Joan! Rescued in 2017, Joan is a favorite resident of most people who meet her. If you’ll stop and scratch her neck, you’ll have a friend for life in Joan and will likely find her following you around the goat habitat demanding even more attention. We love all of the animals here and give them the highest level of daily individualized care, regardless of how they feel about us, but being loved back by Joan is special indeed.

JOSIAH

Sponsor Josiah! Josiah is part of our big dairy goat herd cruelty seizures from early 2015 that brought 18 skinny, sickly goats (most pregnant) to PRS after state officials found them living upon more than a decade of waste, trapped up in the rafters of a barn but still being bred and used for dairy. Josiah is the dad of this group. He arrived terrified of humans but has since learned he and his family are safe here.

MADELINE

Sponsor Madeline! Madeline came to PRS along with two other goats and twenty sheep from a state cruelty and starvation case in the fall of 2020. This starvation case was one of the worst ones we have seen and everyone needed extensive rehabilitation to safely bring them up to healthy weights. Madeline was one of the first ones in her rescue to start to open up to her caregivers. She is best friends with Pascal and Estelle.

PASCAL

Sponsor Pascal! Pascal came to PRS along with two other goats and twenty sheep from a state cruelty and starvation case in the fall of 2020. This starvation case was one of the worst ones we have seen and everyone needed extensive rehabilitation to safely bring them up to healthy weights. Pascal is a very curious goat who is always following his caregivers around, along with Madeline and Estelle.

PETEY

Sponsor Petey! Petey came from a local cruelty case where a small herd of goats had been abandoned and left to fend for themselves. Everyone in their group arrived in terrible conditions from years of malnutrition, lack of parasite prevention, and gross neglect. Since his rescue years ago, Petey has mellowed a bit but was once one of our most naughty (but loveable) goats, known for always getting into trouble.

PIPPI

Sponsor Pippi! Pippi is one of the 16 kids who was born at PRS after our big dairy goat herd cruelty seizures from early 2015 that brought 18 skinny, sickly goats (most pregnant) to PRS after state officials found them living upon more than a decade of waste, trapped up in the rafters of a barn but still being bred and used for dairy. All the babies needed special care at birth, but they all survived and happily live with their moms.

PUCK

Sponsor Puck! Puck came to PRS in the fall of 2013 along with his best friend, Buttercup, when their guardian was no longer able to care for them. Both boys were emaciated and parasite ridden. Angora goats, they need regular shearing, just like sheep, but they were filthy and prone to skin infections. Two of our special seniors, this bonded pair have slowed down, but never far from each other’s side.

QUINN

Sponsor Quinn! Quinn came to PRS along with his best friend, Archie, from someone who wasn’t able to provide them even the basic care they needed, including properly feeding them. One of our first goat residents, Quinn used to be a bit of a trouble maker back in his younger days, but has mellowed into a really gentle and wonderful senior. Everyone is impressed by his magnificent horns and he loves showing off.

ROO

Sponsor Roo! Roo is one of the 16 kids who was born at PRS after our big dairy goat herd cruelty seizures from early 2015 that brought 18 skinny, sickly goats (most pregnant) to PRS after state officials found them living upon more than a decade of waste, trapped up in the rafters of a barn but still being bred and used for dairy. All the babies needed special care at birth, but they all survived and happily live with their moms.

SARAH

Sponsor Sarah! Sarah is part of our big dairy goat herd cruelty seizures from early 2015 that brought 18 skinny, sickly goats (most pregnant) to PRS after state officials found them living upon more than a decade of waste, trapped up in the rafters of a barn but still being bred and used for dairy. Jenny is one of the pregnant mothers who was part of this rescue and is one of our friendliest goats here.

SOFIA

Sponsor Sofia! Sofia came to PRS from a state cruelty seizure when a local ‘sanctuary’ was shut down for deplorable conditions and lack of basic care. Multiple dead animals were found on site, with the survivors languishing. Given a lifetime ownership ban (rare here in Maine) the ten goats we took from this case came to PRS where they recovered and are happy and thriving. Sofia is best friends with Tara the goat.

TARA

Sponsor Tara! Tara was found by a concerned individual with dangerous gangrenous mastitis from an active orf infection being spread by multiple infected kids nursing off her. She begged to rescue Tara but quickly realized she was in over her head. By the time we saw her, part of Tara’s udder was necrotic and rotting off her. She needed an emergency full-udder amputation and weeks of emergency, lifesaving care at Tufts.

TATUM

Sponsor Tatum! Tatum is one of the 16 kids who was born at PRS after our big dairy goat herd cruelty seizures from early 2015 that brought 18 skinny, sickly goats (most pregnant) to PRS after state officials found them living upon more than a decade of waste, trapped up in the rafters of a barn but still being bred and used for dairy. All the babies needed special care at birth, but they all survived and happily live with their moms.

VINNY

Sponsor Vinny! We were asked to take Vinny from a local home where he was living on the porch at a house filled with animals and garbage. We knew we needed to get him out of that unsafe environment. Vinny is one of our most rascally and mischievous goats here, along with his best friend, Petey, who he likes to cause trouble. He has a special love for Flora the goat who he always sleeps curled up next to.

ZARITA

Sponsor Zarita! Zarita came to PRS from a state cruelty seizure when a local ‘sanctuary’ was shut down for deplorable conditions and lack of basic care. Multiple dead animals were found on site, with the survivors languishing. Given a lifetime ownership ban (rare here in Maine) the ten goats we took from this case came to PRS where they recovered and are happy and thriving. Zarita is best friends with fellow rescue, Adelita.

OTHER/NEW RESCUE

Sponsor Another Goat!

Maybe you met a special animal friend at PRS or saw their story on social media but don’t see them listed here. If you are looking to sponsor someone you don’t see, you can always select this option and we’ll follow up with you to help select the animal you want to sponsor.

SURPRISE ME!

Sponsor an Animal Who Needs You the Most!

Want to help one of our special rescued goats but not sure who to pick? Select this option and we’ll pair you with one of our wonderful animals who needs a sponsor! Or you can always email with any questions you might have first!