Good news! There’s a new way to adopt and receive an adorable baby goat, all without leaving the comfort of your home.
Earlier this week, HSMO announced it was beginning a curbside pet pickup at its shelters to still allow for adoptions while also abiding by St. Louis City and County’s ‘Stay-At-Home’ mandate and the need for social distancing.
Starting today, we will also be offering an “on-demand” baby goat delivery service to adopt out the dozen baby goats available at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch. This promotion runs until Friday, April 3, and gives adopters a safe and secure transit for their newest family member.
All baby goats will now be just $50, and the delivery of the goat to your property is completely free if you reside within a 25-mile radius from the Ranch in Union, Mo. Now is the perfect time for adopters who’ve been considering a baby goat but have been kept inside the last couple weeks due to COVID-19 precautions or have not been able to visit the Ranch.
Following an owner surrender of 14 female goats, 10 of which were pregnant, Longmeadow has had the great fortune of raising 17 baby goats. Hundreds of people were able to engage with the goats during HSMO’s first “baby goat yoga” and adoption event last month. Longmeadow recently had to close its facility to the public due to the novel coronavirus, however, 12 kids are still in need of their forever home.
How Baby Goat Deliveries Work
Serious adopters should visit longmeadowrescueranch.org/adopt to view the full selection of kids, fill out the interest form and review adoption requirements. Once filled out, contact Longmeadow at (636) 583-8759 to finalize adoption details and schedule the goat delivery. Important note: Potential adopters should first check with their city and HOA rulings before applying to ensure all laws regarding goat ownership are being followed.
Upon adoption approval, Longmeadow staff will drive the adopted baby goat directly to the adopter’s property at no charge, providing they reside within 25 miles of the Ranch in Union, Mo. Adopters outside of the 25-mile radius can still take advantage of this service, but will pay a mileage surcharge of $1/mile for a maximum delivery radius of 60 miles.
How to Help – Donate Now
The government’s reimbursement package for businesses does not apply to non-profit organizations. Therefore, continued compensation of HSMO staff members is the sole responsibility of the organization. Now more than ever, HSMO is relying on the generosity of supporters to maintain operations. To make a donation to help support essential staff, their families and the abused, neglected and abandoned animals the organization serves, visit hsmo.org/donate or longmeadowrescueranch.org/donate to make a gift.
Veterinary Medical Center
Since both the St. Louis City and County mandates permit veterinary hospitals and clinics to operate as essential healthcare providers, HSMO’s Animal Medical Center of Mid-America veterinary clinic locations remain open with limited public contact to help with any emergency animal needs. Visit amcma.org or call 314-951-1534 for additional details.
To stay updated on all COVID-19 updates from the Humane Society of Missouri, visit hsmo.org/covid19.