When Edgar’s Mission discovered Frostie, he was a sweet little baby snow goat that just cried out for his mama. He was severely dehydrated, infested with lice and couldn’t walk. He was unable to use his hind legs because he was born with a life-threatening condition called joint navel ill.
Joint navel ill is a disease that is seen in very young calves and kid goats. It’s caused from an infection that enters the body via the umbilical cord. For Frostie, this meant the bacteria settled in his hind limbs… and they became so painful, he couldn’t use them.
Frostie is a fighter. To see him use his adorable wheelchair with one of his caregivers, watch the video below. His tiny bleats will melt your heart. It seems impossible that they are able to stop cuddling this adorable goat kid long enough to help him walk (he’s that cute).
Thank you to Edgar’s Mission and other rescues that give animals a fighting chance. Without these organizations, babies like Frostie would be doomed to a short, painful life. Frostie’s journey is both adorable and inspirational… so share it.