Month: February 2017

Profiles

Oliver

Oliver (sheep) Arrived: 8 February 2017

A tiny one-day old Oliver came into our care late one night. His mother had abandoned him at birth, and the farm owners contacted us the following night as his health seemed to be deteriorating quickly. Immediately he was taken to the emergency vet, where he was assessed and treated. To everyone’s relief, he made a full turnaround.

Oliver is the smallest lamb we have welcomed to Happy Hooves, weighing a mere 3.2 kilograms when he first arrived. He’s guzzling his milk bottles and growing quickly though. Tank and Milo, the resident dogs have become his best buddies as he is far too small to integrate with the older lambs Joey and Jasmine. He loves running around with them, chasing each other around the house and nibbling the dog’s ears.

He’s such an adorable little boy. He’s doing so well, and we’re all hopeful that he continues to be in good health and grows up to be strong and healthy. He has lots of friends to make, and a wonderful life ahead of him.

 

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

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Jasper

Jasper (goat) Arrived: 20 January 2017

Jasper was a wild goat discovered in bushlands, with no mother in sight. Luckily for him, he was discovered and brought to Happy Hooves by some compassionate people.

At just four weeks old, Jasper needed to be bottle fed three times a day. Paul (HH Manager) had the honorary duty of being “goat mum”, and Jasper refused to be fed by anybody other than him. Jasper has grown so much since he arrived, but is still a big sook! He is now down to just one bottle in the evening, and will soon be weaned completely.

The lamb twins, Joey and Jasmine are Jasper’s new “housemates”, the three share a small paddock in our isolation area. This is where they will live until they are big enough, and strong enough to join the adult flock/herd of their species. Although Jasper is smaller than the lambs he fares just fine, often playing and bunting with Joey.

We’re very happy to add Jasper to the Happy Hooves family. Here, he will always be loved and cared for, surrounded by friends for the rest of his years.

 

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

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Olive – Rainbow Bridge

Olive (sheep). Arrived 6 February 2013

A few months ago a cancerous growth on Olive’s nose ruptured. Despite efforts to treat the wound, the infection continued to worsen as her 13 year old body could no longer fight it. We tried our best to keep her as comfortable as possible, but we could see her condition was affecting her quality of life – she was experiencing a lot of discomfort and starting to have trouble eating. With the guidance of our vet, we made the painful decision to end her suffering today (9 February 2017). RIP sweet girl <3

Olive (name after Olive Oyl, Popeye’s very slim girlfriend) arrived at Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary with Patrick the sheep and Ellen DeHeiferis the cow, from a local pound.

Olive was very underweight and they were all fearful and extremely wary of humans, but none more than Olive. Over the first couple of months, we wormed her and provided  her with good nutrition, but it seemed to take a lot for her to gain weight – really not gaining it as quickly as we expected. We found out why exactly, one day about two and a half months later when we came out to find she had given birth to a lamb… we had no idea she was pregnant, due to her lack of weight and condition!

Naturally we had to name this little guy Sweet Pea. His feeding from Olive needed supplementing for the first few days of his life as he was very weak – probably because of the malnutritioned state Olive had arrived in. However, it was great that we only had to supplement the feeding and not remove Sweet Pea from Olive to raise away from her. After just that few days of helping out with the feeds, Olive was able to raise lil’ Sweet Pea all by herself, as it should be with all sheep and their lambs.

They have been completely inseparable ever since, with Sweet Pea following his mum everywhere, even at the age of one year old and beyond.

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

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Wilson

Wilson (pig) Arrived 16 January 2017

Little Wilson was purchased from Gumtree by his previous carer, in order to save him from the meat industry for which he was destined. Unfortunately he became unwell, developing a skin condition which turned out to be a terrible case of mange. Unable to afford veterinary care and provide for the growing piglet, Wilson’s owners decided to surrender him.

Wilson required immediate vet care and had to be quarantined for over two weeks, to avoid the highly contagious disease spreading to the other animals. He was made as comfortable as possible in our vacant worker’s cottage, alternating between the tiled rooms as he shed dead skin.

When Wilson finally got the all clear from the vet, he moved into one of the hospital nurseries with his own yard. He is absolutely loving it! He is such a happy and energetic little pig, he loves digging around in the dirt, wallowing in the mud and just doing what little pigs do.

He’s growing very quickly, and when he is large enough, he will join the rest of the pigs in a special pig area we aptly named ‘Pig Paradise’.

 

 

Would you like to help us to take care of WILSON?  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  **

 

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Mischief

Mischief (alpaca) Arrived: 20 December 2016

Introducing Mischief, the gorgeous and inquisitive alpaca. Mischief was purchased by her previous owners for the sole purpose of breeding. A substantial period of time had passed, and she had not yet produced any crias (baby alpacas). Since she was not serving her “purpose”, her owners decided they no longer wanted to keep her. After negotiations with our Happy Hooves manager, an agreement was made to surrender her to us.

We were all very excited for her to meet our alpaca bachelor Julio. Julio had been doing a wonderful job guarding our flock of sheep on his own, but after the loss of his long term buddy Jack last year,  we really wanted him to have a friend. Alpacas always feel more relaxed in pairs, so when we heard about Mischief, it seemed like the perfect solution and hoped they would be a match made in heaven.

When the two were initially introduced, it wasn’t exactly a case of love at first sight. Mischief was curious about her new friend, but Julio seemed disinterested and was playing ‘hard to get’. Much to our relief, as time has passed the two have developed a friendship and are often spotted grazing together.

We’re so happy to welcome this stunning girl to the Happy Hooves family.  Her only purpose now is to live life as she wants, in the company of animals doing the same, protected and free to be themselves. ?

 

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

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Four Handsome Drakes in Need of a Home

Location: Perth, WA

These four gorgeous boys currently live on a property in Mariginiup, where they were born and raised. Regretfully their owner needs to rehome them as they are giving their female counterparts a bit of a hard time.

Ducks can be quite aggressive when it comes to mating, so the drakes will need to be homed where they cannot physically be in contact with female ducks. Despite this behaviour, they are placid and non aggressive toward humans, preferring the company of their own kind.

The drakes will be treated for parasites before handover to their new family and an adoption fee of $20 per duck applies.

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AGE:                         6 – 12 months

SEX:                         Male

BREED:                    Ducks

WORMED:                Yes

DESEXED:                No

VACCINATED:         N/A

TEMPERAMENT:     Placid (when away from females), preferring the company of each other.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  Male ducks (drakes) need to be homed away from females to avoid aggressive mating behaviour. Alternatively a single male can be housed with multiple females (at least 4 ducks) however these drakes are not intended for breeding, so egg collection is a must.
Ducks need secure housing at night that protects them from the elements and predators such as dogs and foxes.

ADOPTION FEE:  $20 each

We hope you can help us to help these lovely ducks .. please fill in the form via the “APPLY HERE” button below if you would like to know more, or offer to adopt.

Special thanks to Amanda Perris at Furry Hearts Photography for the stunning photos below.

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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.

All suitable applications are forwarded to the current custodian for consideration, and you will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss your offer further. Please understand that it may take a few days for us to respond to you depending on the amount of applications received, and it is never a case of first come, first served with animal adoptions, as we have to do our best to locate the absolute best homes for the animals. If you have any problems or further queries, please contact Animal Actionist direct via the “contact us” link. Thank you so much for caring for animals.

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Fred & Mali – 2 Pigs Looking for New Digs

Located: Perth WA

Fred and Mali aged 5 and 7 years, are a couple of barrows (de-sexed male pigs) looking to find their forever home. Fred is a Queenslander by birth and was flown over to WA, while Mali was purchased from a family in Northam. Their current owners have become increasingly busy, and have found that they no longer have the time to dedicate to the pigs.

Both boys are very friendly and sociable, and like most pigs, they love a good tummy rub! Although they are both gentle pigs, Fred is the alpha male. Mali currently has an area where he is fed so Fred doesn’t steal his food.

The pigs will be vaccinated before handover to their new family, and an adoption fee of $50 each applies.

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NAME:                Fred & Mali

AGE:                   5 & 7 years

SEX:                   Male

BREED:              Wessex Saddleback & Cross Breed

HEIGHT:            50cm (approx.)

WORMED:         Yes

DESEXED:         Yes

VACCINATED:  Yes

TEMPERAMENT:  Friendly and sociable. Fred being the dominant of the two.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  Pigs need a lot of attention and would be suited to a family that has time for playing and cuddles. These boys need to be fed separately otherwise Fred will bully Mali out of his food. They do require a secure yard that can not only keep them safe, but to protect areas of your garden that you do not want demolished.

ADOPTION FEE:  $50 each

We hope you can help us to help these lovely pigs a home .. please fill in the form via the “APPLY HERE” button below if you would like to know more, or offer to adopt.

Special thanks to Thomas Williams at Shutter Paws for the stunning photos below.

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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.

All suitable applications are forwarded to the current custodian for consideration, and you will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss your offer further. Please understand that it may take a few days for us to respond to you depending on the amount of applications received, and it is never a case of first come, first served with animal adoptions, as we have to do our best to locate the absolute best homes for the animals. If you have any problems or further queries, please contact Animal Actionist direct via the “contact us” link. Thank you so much for caring for animals.

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