We are delighted to announce that Shaun and Aries are finally on their way to their forever home. We needed to wait for a vaccination to work its magic before sending them to the vet to finally have their “boy bits” removed. This was done so they could begin their new life as calmer, tempered wethers. They are heading for a beautiful and loving home and we wish them all the best.
This beautiful pair were rescued when they were lambs after their mum rejected them. Bottle fed, they were raised as family members and for a long time, things were great at their rescue home. Unfortunately, the reason they need to be re-homed now is because they have never been castrated, and now that they are approaching 2 years old their natural hormones and “ram” tendencies are kicking in and they are becoming a bit “naughty”. By this we mean that they have become a bit too exuberant when playing and have a tendency to bunt. This has caused some trouble at their current home as the children are now scared of them and even their “mum” has trouble handling them when they’re feeling feisty. Despite this, they are lovely boys and very friendly through the fence, they thrive in each others company and love being hand fed.
Kelly from 7 to 1 Photography visited them recently to capture the stunning photos you see below. Here is her take on Shaun and Aries:
“We were warned before meeting Shaun and Aries that they can be a little temperamental, so I packed my zoom lens thinking I wouldn’t be able to get within cooee of either of them, but actually, upon arrival they ran to the fence and it was clear they were gorgeous boys. Shaun enjoyed a scratch on his nose and was definitely the most outgoing of the two. He has a lovely set of horns, but thankfully, he didn’t once point them in our direction. Aries also enjoyed human contact and has the most crystal clear eyes. They are quite interactive with one another, as they jostle for the best position for food and really are such handsome fellows. I believe they have head butted people in the past, and although we stayed safely on the outside of the fencing, I never once felt as if they were looking at me as a potential victim.”
Shaun & Aries will be castrated as part of the adoption agreement which should calm them down but it needs to be considered that sometimes, once these habits are formed, it can take a long time to unlearn them, and sometimes they never will. So this handsome pair need to find the right kind of home, one that is patient and knowledgable about sheep care and handling, and one that will have a contingency plan if they don’t lose the bunting habit that will always put their happiness and welfare first. With an experienced custodian who is willing to put the time in to nurse them after castration surgery and work on gaining their trust, this lovely pair will flourish.
- Name: Shaun & Aries
- Sheared: Yes
- Vaccinated: Yes (may need booster shot, will be supplied)
- Drenched: Yes
- Castrated: Before (or soon after) handover to their new home.
- Adoption fee: $150 for the two of them – this represents a heavily discounted price for the associated vet work.
- Location: Perth Western Australia
We hope you can help us to help these lovely sheep .. please fill in the Expression of Interest form below if you would like to know more, or offer to adopt.
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* Animal Actionist promotes non breeding of all rescued animals, particularly in the interest of breaking the cycle of unwanted farm animals (most of them males,) that find themselves with little time to find a new home and end up in danger of slaughter. All farm animals adopted via Animal Actionist are intended as family pets, and therefore the same rules that apply for non breeding of cats and dogs, applies to these animals too. If you apply to adopt you thereby agree and are bound to not use this animal for breeding.
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