Goat Rescued From 100-Foot Ledge

Published by PETA.

Ms. Goat is quite popular in the open-air copper mine where she has lived for the past three years. Beloved by the miners who work in this region, she takes refuge in a small nearby cave when it becomes too cold outside. But one recent chilly day, she wandered off and became stuck on a ledge, 100 feet in the air, without access to food, water, or shelter from the elements.




The goat’s loyal mining friends spotted her on the ledge but were stumped as to how to rescue her. For five days, she remained stranded, and she couldn’t last much longer. So the miners contacted PETA. Our caseworkers immediately coordinated a rescue effort with local authorities and the mine supervisors who, together, coaxed Ms. Goat off the ledge to safety.




When the news of this beloved goat’s homecoming was announced over the mining speaker, the cheers from her faithful buddies were deafening. If you ever encounter an animal in distress, call local authorities for immediate assistance. If that doesn’t work, get local media outlets involved! There is always someone who can help, so do not rest until your concerns for the animal in question are resolved. Your voice can often make all the difference for an animal in need!

Written by Logan Scherer

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