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'Goat Walks' benefit Dinwiddie rescue farm

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- If you're a fan of farm animals, taking walks through the wilderness and helping a good cause, there's a perfect place in Dinwiddie County that combines all three.

CNS Horse Rescue, located at 17684 Baltimore Road in DeWitt, is run and funded by Carrie Emerson and her husband. They moved to the area from Florida to have more space for their animals. 

Along with the horses, the 60-acre rescue farm houses nearly a dozen goats and several cats. 

For $10, the farm offers "Goat Walks." People can go for a hike in the woods with the herd of friendly goats. And if you really like the goats, you can even cuddle with them.

Emerson says people are also welcome to bring treats, such as carrots or cut up apples. 

"The hikes usually last an hour and are through beautiful unspoiled wilderness here on the farm," Emerson said. "It is very relaxing and a lot of fun. We encourage people to bring cameras, as there are a lot of photo opportunities with the wildlife, as well as the goats."

Emerson told 8News there's been an unbelievable response, and people from all over have come to enjoy the rescue farm. 

All proceeds from the walks go straight to the farm. 


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