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Wandering goat finds forever home with Lehigh Acres woman.

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Lehigh Acres Woman Finds Wandering Goat Forever Home

Have you ever come across an animal in need while going about your day? Many of us have, and we don’t always know what to do. One woman from Lehigh Acres, Florida, found herself in just this position when she came across a wandering goat on the side of the road. Instead of simply passing it by, she decided to take action and find the animal a permanent home.

The Discovery

The woman, whose name is Lisa, was driving home from work one day when she spotted the goat near the side of the road. At first, she thought it might belong to someone in the nearby neighborhood, but as she slowed down to take a closer look, she realized that the animal was wandering aimlessly without any collar or identification. She knew that she had to do something to help.

The Rescue

Lisa quickly pulled over her car and approached the goat carefully. She could see that it was scared, but also seemed to be in good condition. After looking around the area and asking nearby residents if they recognized the animal, Lisa decided to take the goat home with her. She put the goat in her car and drove it to her house, hoping to find a temporary solution until she could locate its owner.

The Search for a Home

Once she got back home, Lisa put the word out in her community, posting notices online and asking around to try to determine if anyone was missing a goat. Unfortunately, no one came forward to claim the animal. Lisa knew she had to find a more permanent solution than keeping the goat in her yard indefinitely.

Meeting Sue, the Goat Whisperer

After several weeks of searching for a solution, Lisa was at a loss for what to do. That’s when she met a woman by the name of Sue who lived in the nearby community of North Fort Myers. Sue had experience caring for goats and was willing to take the animal in as a permanent member of her own small herd.

The New Home

Sue had a large piece of land with plenty of space for the goats to roam and graze. The goat that Lisa had rescued, who Lisa had named “Gus”, was introduced to the community of goats and quickly became a beloved member of the group. Lisa was able to stay in touch with Sue and visit Gus whenever she wanted, knowing that the goat was in good hands and had found a family who loved him.

The Importance of Caring for Animals in Need

The story of Lisa and Gus is one that highlights the importance of caring for animals in need. Many times, we may encounter animals who seem to be lost or in need of help, but we don’t always know what to do. It’s important to remember that these animals are living beings who need care and attention, just like humans do.

Sometimes, the best thing we can do is to reach out to others in our community who have experience caring for animals or who know how to help. By working together, we can ensure that animals like Gus are able to find loving homes where they can thrive.


In the end, Lisa’s decision to take action and help a wandering goat in need led to a happy ending for everyone involved. Gus was able to find a new home where he could be cared for and loved, and Lisa was able to stay connected to the animal she had rescued. By showing kindness and compassion for animals in need, we can make a difference in the world around us and help to create a better future for all living beings.


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