Goatalympics: A Fundraiser for Neglected and Abandoned Goats, and a Mix and Mingle for Goat Owners

by Katie Herzog

Goats aren’t Ellen Felsenthal’s favorite animal—that would be cats—but they are an awfully big part of her life. Felsenthal is the founder, director, and animal caretaker at the New Moon Farm Goat Rescue & Sanctuary, a nonprofit based in Arlington that takes in abandoned or neglected goats, nurses them back to health, and then re-homes them. And there are, it turns out, plenty of goats needing to be rescued in the Puget Sound area: Since New Moon’s founding 20 years ago, Felsenthal and her network of volunteers have rescued more than 1,500 goats.