ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — More than 40 goats and rabbits are now in safe hands at Angels of Assisi’s farm sanctuary as their former owner faces numerous counts of animal cruelty charges.
Angels of Assisi announced on Monday, Dec. 13 that Harmony Farm Sanctuary just took in 26 goats and 20 rabbits from Montgomery County, with more rabbits set to arrive soon.
According to the rescue organization, these animals were seized in a cruelty case.
A spokesperson for Angels of Assisi told WFXR News that there were at least 14 counts of cruelty to animals, as well as one count of permitting livestock to stray, filed against the prior owner involving the treatment of the goats and rabbits.
Even though all of the goats and rabbits need basic vetting, especially since many of have health concerns that need to be addressed, the organization says the rabbits will be available for adoption after their vetting is complete. If you are interested in adopting any of these rabbits, email email@example.com.
Angels of Assisi encourages community members to consider making a donation to our Biscuit Fund to help these goats and rabbits — along with other animals who have suffered from cruelty or neglect — receive the care they need.
As of this writing, 48 people have donated a total of $2,005 to help these critters.
This marks at least the fourth abuse case reported by Angels of Assisi in the last month and a half. The other three cases sent a total of seven dogs to the rescue organization after they suffered from abuse, cruelty, and/or neglect.
However, six of those seven dogs have since found homes after recovering from multiple health issues.