Meet the woman who quit her job to raise special needs baby goats instead

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The modern world we live in tends to take everything for granted. People seem to lost any form of respect for nature and wildlife and because of this attitude, human beings are consciously destroying the place we all live on – planet Earth.

Fortunately there are still many kind-hearted people out there whose love for animals is above anything else. Animal lovers who’re ready to gave up everything for the seek of animals well-being. One of those angels is Leanne Lauricella, from Mansfield Township, New Jersey. For the love of animals, this woman decided to quit her job to take care of orphaned baby goats instead.

 

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Country gal 😊

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“I had a great job,” Lauricella told Cosmopolitan. “But the commute was awful, the stress level was high, and I often asked myself, ‘Is this what life is?’ I was feeling completely unfulfilled and I knew there had to be something more.” And she had no doubt of what she’s about to do next, after she visited a goats farm. She instantly felt in love with these cute animals and she adopted a few right away. “I adopted three more goats and it was clear that this was the lifestyle that I wanted. I was loving every minute of it,” the woman said.

 

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Guys….. Milo is WALKING!!!!!! Milo came to GOA last October. He was being raised for meat and stopped walking at only a few weeks old. To this day, we aren’t sure what happened. For the first four months he kind of just hung in his wheelchair, happily eating hay with his friends. But Milo didn’t seem motivated to walk and we thought he would be a wheelchair goat for life. Over the last few weeks, he’s been taking steps and getting stronger. NOW LOOK AT HIM! This sweet boy might actually walk without a wheelchair one day! I don’t put anything past these little goats. Their strength and determination always amazes me. Wolfie was paralyzed in a wheelchair for eight months before he walked. Kiwi was in a wheelchair for a couple of months as well. Milo wants it, so I know he’s just getting going. Let this little man be an inspiration to you today. Some things take time, patience and a whole lotta fight. Fight like a goat, like Milo! 🙌🏻

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Shortly after, Leanne found Goats of Anarchy –  a sanctuary which “rescues and rehabilitates baby goats with special needs.” According to their Facebook page, the group’s purpose is “to teach the world acceptance and inclusion and inspiring others to ‘fight like a goat’!”

However, despite her good intentions, Leanne says her family and friends were not too excited about her radical decision. “Some people have called me foolish or irresponsible for quitting my job without a plan, but for me, it was a leap of faith,” she said.

Even though, the young woman knew she found her call, her happiness through her passion and love for animals. “When you find and follow your passion, all of the silly things you thought were important, don’t seem so important anymore,” she said. “When I left my job, I struggled with the prospect of giving up shopping, and now I can’t remember the last time I even thought about it.”

 

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Piggie pics! Oscar, Ernie, Winston and Louie! #veganforthem

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Over the years, hundreds of orphan goats, or unwanted ones have been welcomed at the sanctuary. Beside goats, Leanne and her volunteers also welcome other animals with special needs. Among their guests were dogs, cats, horses, bunnies, pigs or sheep. They all found there nothing but love and kindness and they all got chance to live their lives peacefully. Find out more about this lovely place, here:

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