Daphne (sheep – Dorper). Arrived 30 August 2015

Daphne was rescued after giving birth to twin lambs who tragically, did not survive. One was taken by a fox or possibly a dog, and the other was found dead by her side. Daphne herself was bloated and unable to rise, so she was picked up and driven to vet, where she received treatment and was thankfully saved.

We were fully prepared to pay for the vet, but when the owners were contacted to alert them to that fact that we had taken their gravely ill sheep for vet treatment, they donated $150 to Happy Hooves to cover her vet bill and best of all, allowed Daphne to stay here at her new forever home, never to be used for breeding again!

Naturally, she had very full udder when she came to us… ready to feed two lambs, and we didn’t have any lambs young enough to introduce to her to suckle and help with the fullness and possibly also the grief. Her udder has started to go down about five days after arriving.

She survived her ordeal and is now in a safe sanctuary, but we think she still looks sad, and she has good reason to… we hope that she gets over her loss and finds peace and happiness here with the rest of the flock. She is SUCH a beautiful girl.

 

 

 

Would you like to help us to take care of Daphne?  One off donations and sponsorship gifts are available now to support our work. Thank you for caring about farm animals.

 

**  Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary – Where The Good Life Begins  **

 

Posted by lovekat62

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