METHUEN (CBS) – There’s a lot of love out there for 46 goats that were surrendered from a Western Massachusetts property earlier this month.

More than 200 people have called or emailed the MSPCA after it was announced that the goats taken from a Montague home would be up for adoption. The goats’ owner said he became overwhelmed by their numbers, and it’s considered one of the largest goat surrenders in the MSPCA’s history.

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46 goats were surrendered to the MSPCA. (Courtesy: MSPCA-Angell)

46 goats were surrendered to the MSPCA. (Courtesy: MSPCA-Angell)

There are 10 baby goats, and several female goats are pregnant. The goats are currently being treated for a bacteria that causes worms.

“Despite these ailments—which are not uncommon when a population of herd animals like goats is allowed to grow unchecked—they are generally well socialized and friendly animals,” said Gia Barss, barn manager for the MSPCA’s Nevins Farm in Methuen.

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Anyone interested in adopting the goats should have other farm animals on their property and have an understanding of goats. There will be a goat “meet and greet” Saturday at Nevins Farm.

Gia Barss with several goats up for adoption. (WBZ-TV)

Gia Barss with several goats up for adoption. (WBZ-TV)

Adoption inquiries can be emailed to barnstaff@mspca.org.

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Donations can be made here to contribute to the goats’ care.