Rescue Ranch In Odenton Takes In Abused Pygmy Goat

ODENTON, Md. (WJZ)—Abused and left for dead. A pygmy goat found wandering in Anne Arundel County with a chain embedded in its neck is now safe in a new home.

Andrea Fujii has the story.

Some may call it an animal sanctuary.  But for Tuscany the pygmy goat, it’s simply home.

“I immediately called Animal Control and offered her a home,” said Wendy Cozzone, Cheryl’s Rescue Ranch.

Tuscany was found last month wandering on Linthicum Road in Anne Arundel County with a 23 pound chain around her neck, which had been there so long Animal Control had to surgically remove the skin that’d grown over it.

Now recovering, Tuscany is at Cheryl’s Rescue Ranch in Odenton run by Cozzone.

“I don’t know how the poor thing was moving,” Cozzone said. “It must have been sheer determination for her to try to get help.”

As Animal Control tries to determine who abandoned Tuscany, she’s adapting to her new friends, including the 25 other pygmy and Boer goats just like her.

Once the investigation is over, the ranch can be called Tuscany’s permanent home.

At 11 years old, no one knows how long Tuscany was lost. But she’ll now spend the rest of her life found.

“She will never ever see another chain around her neck,” Cozzone said.

Animal Control says if Tuscany’s original owners are found they could face criminal charges.


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