Meet Maple, the brave little goat who just got a bionic leg
“She jumps, plays & interacts with the other goats without showing any signs of her disability affecting her.”
When Megan and Mike, the couple behind Black Goat Farm & Sanctuary, first spotted Maple at a local farm auction, she was by herself, hobbling with a broken leg, and crying out for her family. They immediately took her home, knowing that farm animals with disabilities are often sent for slaughter.
Since being under Megan and Mike's care, Maple has been living as normal of a life as possible. With the three strong legs she has — she jumps, plays, begs for cookies, and interacts with the other goats without showing any signs of her disability affecting her. However, vets warned that over time her good front leg would give way to pressure as she continued to rely more heavily on it. Through a little bit of research on cases like Maple's, the couple found Bionic Pets, a company specializing in prosthetics and braces for injured and disabled animals. Check out the video below to watch Maple be fitted for her brand new bionic brace and see how she's doing today.
It was generous donations that made Maple's brace possible and Black Goat Farm & Sanctuary, in their quest to expand, continues to rely on support from the public. You can visit their website at https://blackgoatfarm.com