Spice has a new lease of life!


All alone, Spice had taken refuge in a nature reserve bordered by a housing estate, walking track and its adjacent busy major arterial highway, and a noisy train line. Whilst life may have seemed okay for the handsome young buck, sadly it was only a matter of time before it would not. And yet again we give thanks to Manfred Zabinskas of Five Free Freedoms Animal Rescue for ensuring this dear, albeit terrified of humans, goat received just the right shot of kindness to rein him in. By just what circumstance Spice was where he was, we will never be entirely sure, but with some of Melbourne’s major abattoirs none too far away, we feel a likely suspect is found.


However, Spice’s past is now truly his past as he can look towards a new life here at Edgar’s Mission peppered with all sorts of kindnesses, goaty jungle gyms and of course new buddies. And on the latter score we are pleased to say he has made firm friends with dear Humbug, a now-senior member of our goat herd, who came to us as an orphan many moons ago. Seeing the two of them together, you can almost hear dear Humbug whisper in Spice’s ear, “You’re safe now buddy, you’re at Edgar’s Mission”.


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5 thoughts on “Spice has a new lease of life!

  1. Even tho I give $100 a month it’s not enough, I’ll just keep working harder til I can give more.
    Helping goats have a happy life is now my life, and nothing has ever made me feel better.
    I made myself a promise a few years ago that I’ll give every cent that I don’t absolutely need to live to anyone that helps goats.
    After I got POPPY my first bottle baby goat, I quickly realised livestock weren’t just dumb food food.
    That so called dumb goat, taught me how to show kindness and love by showing me trust with her life, I could see in her eyes and actions she was scared but that she wanted me to help her out so I did. She has proven to be smarter than any dog I’ve ever had and also more loving and affectionate, she showed me how smart they are by picking the door locks, turning the TV on, knocking on the door to come inside again, picking weetbix out of 6 types of cereal in plain containers in the pantry, watching animal documentaries over anything else.
    Helping this goat has completely changed my life and I urge anyone who has the room and the time to help,out wherever they can.

  2. Reading your blog makes my day. Spice has landed in the best place. Thanks for sharing the wonderful stories of these beautiful creatures :)

  3. Love your Super Spice Story God bless you all at Edgar’s Mission for all the time effort enduring love and dollars that is needed with every single rescue. Having been a rescue person for 35 years now of farm animals, special needs and old dogs I know the costs and the devotion needed to turn their miserable lives around to stop the endless cruel industry “Making Money out of Misery” we have to stop calling farm animals “INDUSTRY” how brutal is that. We have just rescued a lovely Goat from owners that should not own goats or any animal this poor goat bullied by un-desexed male goats unable to defend himself he is now safe in our care has huge fenced compound green grass hand fed he will be safe here for rest of his life. I urge every reader to donate to you no matter how small every dollar is a link in the Chain of Life for Farm animals. Long Live Edgar’s Mission.

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