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Mar 28, 2016 12:13 EDT

Save the Spring Grove Goats: Attacked by dog while working at cemetery removing unwanted vegetation in an ecologically responsible way

iCrowdNewswire - Mar 28, 2016

Save the Spring Grove Goats


For the past month our company, Permaculture Guru, LLC has been part of a pilot program at Spring Grove Cemetery to use our goats to remove invasive species of plants, such as Honeysuckle and Ivy from the grounds in an ecologically responsible way.  It has been an immensly popular program, and gained many regular visitors and supporters from the surrounding communities.  It has not only been hugely successful at removing the unwanted vegetation, but become a beloved gathering spot for children and people who understand the importance of taking care of this earth and supporting the local ecosystem!


On the night of March 21, 2016, we were dealt a tragic setback!  There was a dog attack on our sweet goats!!!   Six of our goats have been very seriously injured, and have sustained injuries that far exceed what we were to gain from this exciting contract! The proper authorities have been contacted, but we need the help of the our new friends to be able to care for these goats and rehabilitate them.  Our business was just taking off, and we do not have stores of capital to pay the vet bills we will incur!  We will use this money to pay for the care and medication for the goats so they have a chance to recover from this horrible act of violence.  These goats are part of our business, yes, but they were first loved members of our family.  They know the sound of our cars and footsteps and whistles and claps when we are near, and we love them and they love us and depend on us, so it would mean the world to us to be able to afford to keep them and nurse them back to health.  We will not let this one act take them away from the community!  We want to continue using our goats to have them happily munching on the vegitation throughout the city, and beyond.  We dream of bringing not only sustainable land management to the public eye, but the joy of becoming more connected with nature and the community!  Please help us!  This is only the beginning, but if we falter now, it will be so much harder to regain these important steps in the right direction.

We have been so overwhelmed at the outpouring of love and support from everyone!  We reached our initial goal within the first 24 hours of the campaign!  We would like to have a memorial service for Prince Charming to spread his ashes, and plan a memorial in his honor, and will let you know when those arrangements have been made, but first we need to keep focusing on the recovery of the other goats.  We can’t thank you all enough for your support!  Since so many people have responded, we decided to increase the goal, and let all of our supporters know that any monies raised above what the medical expenses are will be put toward the memorial and a live camera system, so you all can follow their progress and safety.


Shirley and Curley are starting to heal. Shirley is out and about and eating well. We continue to wash and irrigate their wounds daily. We ordered a pet wheelchair for Curley, and are manually moving her legs in the hopes that she regains the ability to support herself. Her physical therapy will be long, but with time, patience, and luck, we may be able to rehabilitate her.

Shirley and Curley are continuing to recover. They are in good spirits, so we are hopeful that this will make the difference in their recovery. Thank you all for your continued support!

Shirley and Curley
Contact Information:

Michael Woeste

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