Baby goat rescued after four nights trapped on top of Donegal castle

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A baby goat that was trapped on top of a castle in Donegal for four nights has been rescued.

Locals raised the alarm over the weekend when they spotted the goat trapped at the top of Northburgh Castle in Greencastle.

After a number of attempts to help it, the baby goat was rescued on Monday by members of the ISPCA and Donegal Mountain Rescue.

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Animals in Need Donegal told how the goat has a suspected fracture to its leg, which was possibly why it couldn’t climb down.

The goat was trapped on top of Northburgh Castle in Greencastle. Photo: Animals in Need Donegal.The goat was trapped on top of Northburgh Castle in Greencastle. Photo: Animals in Need Donegal.
The goat was trapped on top of Northburgh Castle in Greencastle. Photo: Animals in Need Donegal.

They said: “The goat is injured with a suspected fractured back leg, which is probably why they couldn’t climb down, and is now receiving veterinary treatment. Fingers crossed for a full recovery for this little one.”

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