The Tractor Supply Company in Antioch is recognizing one of its employees who helped save a newborn goat that was lifeless and brought to the store by a customer.
The company said a regular customer and caretaker for a local farm, Paul, was panicked and came into the store in Antioch on Tuesday.
He brought a severely hypothermic goat birthed the previous day.
The temperatures had dropped to single digits and the mother goat dropped the newborn goat outside.
Paul was unaware of the new arrival and found the half-frozen goat when he got back to check on the animals.
The company said that Paul drove over to its store and begged them for help since he could not get ahold of their livestock veterinarian.
The goat, which was cold to the touch, laid lifeless and was unable to lift his head.
Tractor Supply Company Team Member Bailey Hill “got right to work,” the company said.
Hill quickly put together a heat lamp secured to a folding chair in the break room with some towels on the ground.
She grabbed colostrum and a bottle off the shelf and warmed up some water, which made a milky mixture in the bottle.
Hill began rubbing the goat to warm it up.
She stayed with the goat for hours while Paul left to fix the heat in the barn to warm up the other animals.
Hill was eventually successful in attempting to get the goat to take the bottle.
Much to their surprise, “Baby Hal” came back to life thanks to Hill’s determination and care, the company said.
Paul got back and Hal was able to stand on his own.
“Paul was so happy and thankful. He laughed and agreed to keep the name ‘Hal,'” the company said.
“We are so proud of our team member Bailey. Without her quick thinking and kindness, the little guy could have perished,” the company added.