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A sanctuary for goats

PUBLISHED: 15:08 17 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:08 17 August 2015

Boy hugging goat in grass

Boy hugging goat in grass

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Buttercups

A sanctuary for goats in Kent is appealing for support. The goats in the care of Buttercups come to the sanctuary for a multitude of different reasons. Some have been found abandoned and are brought to the sanctuary by organisations such as the RSPCA and the police. Others have been privately owned pets but, as they grow up they need an environment with more space and the company of other goats, goats being highly social animals. Other residents of Buttercups have been used for scientific testing.

Whatever their history, the goats at Buttercups are assured of warm, dry and clean stabling, a healthy and varied diet, and plenty of safe space for grazing and exercise.

If you’re concerned about the welfare of any goat, please contact Buttercups for advice.

Buttercups is funded solely by charitable donation. Here are some of the more popular ways that you can help:

Become a ‘Friend’: For a minimum donation of £15 you can help pay for the upkeep of the goats at Buttercups as well as being kept up to date on activities through the quarterly newsletter.

Adopt a Goat: For a minimum donation of £20 you become directly involved with one of the eligible goats. You will receive a certificate and quarterly newsletter.

Become a Guardian: For £300 per year you become the sole supporter of your chosen goat. £300 is roughly what it costs to support a goat for one year.

Foster Goats: Currently Buttercups is very close to maximum capacity. No goats have ever been turned away but new fosterers are urgently needed to make space in the sanctuary. If you are interested in fostering please ask for a fostering checklist.

MORE: See www.buttercups.org.uk

Tel: 01622 746420.

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