Heartwarming Moment Rescued Goat Returns to Herd
Occurred on September 10, 2020 / Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines
Info from Licensor: "My sister thought she was playing who can shout the loudest with another child near our home, but instead found a goat trapped in a 3-foot deep pit upon inspecting the source of the sound. She took him home after checking if he had any injuries and if there is an owner around to no avail. I personally took care of him overnight, researched about taking care of baby goats. Learned that they are sensitive to cold and are not deep sleepers, so I slept beside him to give him body heat. I was awake every 2 hours from 8 pm to 4 am to give him milk because he kept on nibbling on my shirt. He was a sweet little goat who played with my little sister and our dog. We tried to check with our neighbors who might be the owner, but no one was claiming him, so we decided to explore around the area we found him the next day. We were not able to explore right away because it was raining hard until 4 pm. We started exploring around 5 pm and instead of finding a human owner, we found a herd of goats. We were not aware that there was a herd of goats living in the secluded part of the village which was about 15 minutes away from our home. I noticed that they had the same white fur above their heads like what Shawarma has, so I tried putting him down to see their reaction. To our surprise, the herd didn’t flee and kept on creating noise, while Shawarma was giving out little screams although it seems he still didn't see the herd of goats. Upon seeing the herd, he let out one long and loud scream and ran to the direction of the herd, and one goat, we believe who is his mother, came running in his direction too, leading to the video I’ve captured. After meeting, they slowly went and climbed the high terrain out of our sights. It was a very heartwarming and really fulfilling experience for me and my family, and I hope it inspires people to help any animal or person they see who are in need unconditionally."