Meet The Animals
Finland and Fiji
Finland and Fiji started the Georgia-Vich Highlands Hobby Farm and Rescue. Finland and Fiji came to us with a variety of issues, including coccidia (parasites), bowed legs, anemia, malnutrition, floppy kid syndrome, lice (external parasites), and parrot mouth. Through sleepless nights, lots of goat milk bottles, and the help of a farm mentor at Brambleberry Acres, Finland and Fiji are happy and healthy here at their forever home.
Denmark and Holland
Holland and Denmark came to us with their mom, Penny, from Brambleberry Acres and were not rescues, but rather additions to the herd to help keep Finland and Fiji safe while growing the herd! Holland has become so affectionate and Denmark keeps us on our toes with his silly self!
Asia and Babies
Asia came to the farm already pregnant, with needs that could not be met at her last home. We were able to clean up her hooves, get the proper minerals in her system, and prepare her a safe place to kid. Her babies are the most perfect goats, named Brazil and America. Once we knew they would be in good hands, Asia, Brazil and America found their forever home together at a farm 10 minutes down the road.
Miss Italy came to us from a sale barn. She had severe pneumonia, high temps and coccidia. She was lethargic and so scared. The drive home was a rough one for her and we prayed she would make it! This girl proved to be a fighter. When we got home, she got a bath and medicine for her pneumonia and slept wrapped in a towel in our arms for hours. Once she woke up, she was thirsty and ready to eat. That was the start of her recovery! Currently, she is spunky and all healthy! We are blessed to be able to help this sweet baby girl!
When we got a phone call about a timid goat roaming a neighborhood with a rope around her neck, we knew we had to come to the rescue. After one week of unsuccessfully trying to catch Annie, we got another call. We had help! With the help of the community we were able to catch Annie and provide her with food and shelter. After a clean bill of health, Annie is now becoming good friends with Italy!
Skyflower, or Sky for short, came to us as a pregnant mare that loves to trail ride. We cleaned up her hooves some and made her as comfortable as possible by providing a safe home for her and her new foal, Blossom. Skyflower has been in many auctions, but found her forever home here at the Georgia-Vich Highlands Hobby Farm and Rescue.
Daffodil, or Daffy for short, was one of our hardest rescues. Daffy came to us as a very timid and neglected and we assumed very mistreated based on the scars and her tendencies. Daffy was foundered, which made it very hard for her to walk. We religiously soaked, cleaned, medicated, and wrapped her hooves two to three times a week in order to get her moving again. What started out as a daring and time-consuming task became a much more rewarding task as we began to gain Daffy's trust. Daffy was able to run! However, minimizing the pain only worked for so long, as a bone in her foot had already been rotated and there is no long-term fix. Daffy was able to spend the last year of her life being spoiled and pampered at the Georgia-Vich farm.
Highpark, and British White Cows
Jolene & Emmy Lou
We have one bull, one heifer, and two cows! While these animals are not rescues, we couldn't exclude them from our "meet the animals" list. Each has their own personality and we have gained their trust enough to take care of them as best as possible without any major hurdles!
Lily lived several years of her life tied to a tree, so much so that her face formed to her halter that was too small for her. They planned for her to be a circus pony but she was taken advantage of. Lily had never experienced luscious grass and the ability to run without being tied to a rope until she found her forever home, here are the farm. Lily now enjoys treats and all of the affectionate pets. She will let kids ride her for fun, knowing she will be rewarded after instead of tied to a tree. Lily is a character and a fan favorite!
We adopted Stash from Kitty Angel Rescue and he is now living his best life as a barn cat. He loves to be pet and will even cuddle up in your lap from time to time. All of the baby animals love to play with Stash!
Mr. Bo blessed us with his presence not long after we got Sky and continues blessing us daily.
This playful little fella gets the horses moving all day for playtime and loves hugs!
Ocean and Friends
Ocean wasn't friendly with the other ducks at his past home, so he needed a place where he could have a flock. He has fit right in with the other ducks. We have rescued several male ducks, as nobody seems to want them and they end up needing re-homed. Our ducks are super friendly and will follow you around in their line.
Bobbi arrived with her buddies Ricki and Timmie. All 3 needed a new farm family. While they were loved, they needed a new home and we were happy to provide it.
Bobbi struggles with severe dermatitis.
Many many treatments later, her story is still in the research phases. We aren't giving up!
Harley, Alivia, Isabella, Paisley
Isabella and Alivia needed a safe place to land after a families petting zoo plan fell apart.
Next came Paisley and Harley from a terrible rescue situation in Tennessee.
Harley has some serious scarring from a horrific case of mites. Paisley faired better with little scarring and both are healthy today :)
Frankie and his dad (Hot Tub) needed a new pasture to roam. It was just the two of them for 14 years.
Frankie had an awful hoof infection in all 4 hooves but was a gem for treatment.
Frankie took a bit to settle in and struggled with how to find his place in the herd.
Once he did, he plays and runs like he is a young lad!
Cosmo was just a young lad when he arrived here.
He was running a field all alone and didn't have any human interaction.
Just one week in, Cosmo was so grateful for the love and new friends that he sat with me, laid his head in my lap and slept. This little fella is indeed a unicorn.
Hot Tub needed a place for him and his son (Frankie) to live out their best days!
Hot Tub needed some hoof treatment and a lot of training to learn respect and personal space.
For an old man, he is one active little fella and has decided Mocha will be his forever girlfriend.
While we will continue to work on manners, I love seeing Hot Tub hit the fields and keep up with the younger ones!
nigerian dwarf goat
Gareth came from a loving home but outlived all his buddies. Since no goat left behind is his farm families motto, they brought him here to make new friends. Gareth is such a blessing! Most days he prefers to hang out on the porch with us. We are so grateful we were chosen to share our farm with this handsome fella!
As just a young pup, Dotties family asked us to take her in. So here she came.. added to the doodles and sharing hugs, stealing toys and running the farm fields with the happiest tail!
Dottie quickly became part of our family :)
Waylon with his ladies... Dolly, Reba, Dixie
While excluded from the rescued bunch-we have to share our highlands with you! These majestic grass puppies are such a dream! Working them or just sitting on the porch and seeing them in the pasture is so surreal.
This flashy little mare was running in a broodmare pasture with her herd. Once we saw her, we knew we needed to add her to the family. Mocha is learning trust from humans and we are just the family to let her take her time until he is ready!
Lizzy joined the crew as an addition to the milk goats to help us keep making the products that support their feed costs.
With her baby recently moving on to join a new herd and ger farm momma growing her family...Lizzy was the perfect fit and the perfect time.
Her name says it all! She is a true gem!
Jewel was an early addition to the crew for milk. Not only is she a great producer but she is a unicorn during milking.
If you have had the opportunity to visit our farm, you have had the pleasure of Jewels company. She loves attention and is just as sweet as can be.
Now, she is the herd boss.. so maybe I should clarify she is sweet as can be to people.
She keeps her herd in check and reminds them often that she is boss.
Mini Alpine Goat
Lia's mom came to our farm heavy bred and unfortunately we lost her shortly after delivery.
Lia became a bottle baby that got to take naps in the house and got extra cuddles often! She is for sure the one to answer anytime you call her name!
Our goal is for every animal to live their best life at the Georgia-Vich Farm. Unfortunately, this can get expensive! If you are interested in helping contribute to our rescued animals and their friends, there is an option below. We thank you!