Hopefield Animal Sanctuary - Thor the goat falls in love with one of his rescuers

PUBLISHED: 12:28 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:28 16 October 2018

Thor the goat. Picture: Hannah Marco

Thor the goat. Picture: Hannah Marco

Hannah Marco

This week, Hopefield Animal Sanctuary’s Sophie Kemp is excited to tell us all about their latest arrival.

It’s been a busy week down at the sanctuary - with a new arrival, preparations underway for our Halloween Week during half term and the miserable weather...

On Saturday, we were called by a woman who was followed home by a goat.

When he got to us, he was filthy, smelly and his fur was covered in matts.

We gave him a good pamper and he quickly fell in love with our general manager Lianne!

We’ve called him Thor for now, until his owners come forward - if they don’t, then he will have a forever home with us #HereatHopefield.

During half term next week, we’ll be open EVERY day from 11am-4pm.

With a spooky trail, haunted barn and Halloween treats in our tearoom, will you dare to visit?

We’re also offering £1 off for children who come in fancy dress!

The weather, as we’re sure you’re aware, plays a massive part in the running of the sanctuary.

It costs us around £1,000 per day to keep the sanctuary running, with costs increasing during the colder months.

Visitor numbers slow down during the winter and that has a detrimental effect on the income we generate.

We’ll be remaining open for as long as we can during winter (weather dependant), with events taking place over Christmas, too.

Check back next week for more spooktacular updates...

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