About 6 weeks ago the local animal shelter picked up a goat, it was there first animal that wasnt a dog or cat so me an my dad got him. We assume he was someones pet and they got bored with him and left him to starve.
A week after we got him my boxer attacked him but he just had a sore leg and some minor scraps on his back. I started tiein my dogs up at night and about two weeks ago we found that he was attack agian somtime during the night so I gess it was a nabors dog. His back leg was pretty mangled but he's about healed now, the problem is... he laid down the entire time and now his front legs are stiff and he can't stand up. He will stand on his back legs with his knees on the ground when he eats. We were trying to help him stand but he couldnt. We strech his front legs out once or twice a day trying to unstiffin them but it doesnt help, he just tries to stand when we do it an keeps falling and he's going to hurt himself agian. I told dad we should make him a sling to go around his belly and hang him from the rafters where he can barley touch the ground, like they do horses, but dad laughed at me. Would that be a good idea? What can we do? Its a shame this happened to him he is the friendlies goat iv ever met.
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