Month: August 2017

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Evie

Evie (lamb) Arrived 20th June 2017

Young Evie was the victim of a brutal dog attack. The mauled lamb was found by a member of the public, and had been dropped off at Armadale pound. One of our volunteers immediately went and picked her up and took her to our vet, where she stayed for three nights to undergo treatment for her wounds. She had suffered lacerations to her face and neck, and her right eye was damaged beyond repair.

We were not prepared for what we saw when Evie arrived at Happy Hooves three days later. Though we knew her condition was poor and her wounds were bad, they were actually far worse than we had anticipated. Realizing the pain and terror she must have suffered brought us to tears.

We did our best to keep her comfortable – we kept her inside with the fire going and administered pain relief while she healed. Her wounds needed to be cleaned twice daily, which we did as gently as possible. As time went on her overall demeanor and appetite improved.

Two weeks after her arrival, we took her back to the vet for a follow up appointment. They were happy with her progress – her wounds were healing nicely, and she was much heavier and stronger. It was also hoped that surgery to remove the eye wouldn’t be necessary, as it was shrinking away naturally.

It has now been two months since Evie came to us. She is doing amazingly well, her wounds have healed and wool is growing back in those areas. We opted to have her eye surgically removed, and she is currently healing from this procedure.

She now spends her days with new lamb friends – Harry, Lacey, Donut and Nigel. As for Evie’s missing eye, she won’t be alone, as she will be one of three one-eyed sheep when she joins the flock.

We hope that Evie continues to blossom, and enjoys a long happy life here at Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary.

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

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Lacey

Lacey (sheep) Arrived 18th June 2017

Lacey was just a few days old when her mother passed away. We were contacted by her owners who desperately wanted to find her a good home. They wished they could raise her themselves, but as they owned large dogs, they were concerned for the safety of the orphaned lamb.

At first Lacey was not keen on suckling from a bottle, but she is slowly got the hang of it. Caring for her in the beginning involved bottle feeds all around the clock, and we took turns doing the night shift. Getting out of bed in the middle of the night isn’t fun, especially in winter, but seeing her sweet little face was so worth it.

When she first arrived, she was the only young lamb living at Happy Hooves. We introduced her to the two foster rabbits currently living here – Sophie and Selena, and they became her closest friends. They would touch noses, bounce and run around together.

Lacey spent her first week or two living inside the house, staying warm in front of the fireplace. When she got a little bigger she joined the other young lambs in the hospital pen. She has now moved into one of the isolation yards with the other lambs around her age, and young Jackson the kid. For now, that is where she will stay until she is big enough to join the flock.

 

Would you like to help us to take care of NAME?  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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Bella & Dana: Pigs Looking for New Digs

Location: Nilgen, WA

Bella and Dana are much loved companion animals. Bella was purchased as a piglet, and later she was joined by Dana who was a rescue pet. The girls have been with their current owners for years, and this is a reluctant rehome. But unfortunately their owners are experiencing ongoing health problems within the family, and sadly need to rehome their dear girls.

They are both friendly pigs and enjoy human interaction, especially a good tummy rub! Both girls are comfortable around other animals, they have mingled with cattle, chickens, cats and dogs.

Bella and Dana will be vaccinated and wormed before handover to their new family and an adoption fee of $50 each applies.

 

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NAME:                 Bella & Dana

AGE:                    6 years

SEX:                    Females

BREED:               Pigs

HEIGHT:              <900mm

WEIGHT:             150 kg (approx.)

WORMED:           Yes

DESEXED:          Yes

VACCINATED:    Yes

TEMPERAMENT:   Both are friendly and enjoy human interaction.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:   They are to be rehomed together. Pigs are intelligent animals and need adequate fencing.

ADOPTION FEE:  $50 each

We hope you can help us to rehome these lovely pigs .. 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 Rebecca Wiltshire at ShutterPaws 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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Adopted! Valentino has Found a New Home

Update: On the 16th of November Valentino was transported to his new home, with a loving family in Bullsbrook. 

Location: Perth

In February this year, a stunning 4 year-old gelding ‘Valentino’ was purchased by his current owners for a pleasure ride. The young gelding was presented to them by the seller as sound. Unfortunately, after initial training by Karen White at Mohegan Centre and a vet report, it was discovered that he is lame and unable to be ridden in order to manage his pain levels and elongate his quality of life.

He has been diagnosed with performance limiting lameness associated with his lower joints of the right-front limb. He can no longer be ridden as this puts pressure on his back and joints causing him discomfort.

Prospective adopters will be offered full disclosure of vet reports and trainer reports and any information they require.

Valentino is a sweet boy, with a trusting and kind nature and loves a cuddle and a brush. He is also great with other animals; dogs, cats and other horses.

Valentino has been my first horse every! I am nervous around horses and I find that by spending time with Valentino, my confidence grows. He has an extraordinary ability to console and comfort me when I am walking with him, or around him.

Horse trainer Karen White, mentioned he would be a great ‘Healing horse,’ assisting disabled people, or those with a lack of confidence, as he is very smart and sensitive horse and acts accordingly with different people.

Valentino will be vaccinated and wormed before handover to his new family, and an adoption fee of $50 applies.

QUICK REFERENCE LIST:

NAME:        Valentino

AGE:           5 years

SEX:            Male

BREED:       Quarter Horse X Thoroughbred (True Black)

HEIGHT:      15hh (approx.)

WORMED:   Yes

DESEXED:   Yes

VACCINATED:   Yes

TEMPERAMENT:   Sensitive, yet strong and reassuring.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  Valentino is not suitable for riding.

ADOPTION FEE:  $50

We hope you can help us to rehome this lovely horse .. 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 Rebecca Wiltshire from ShutterPaws for the stunning photos below. (Last two photos supplied by the owner)

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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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Missy Pig is Looking for a New Home

Location: Boyanup

As a little piglet, Missy was rescued from a slaughter house by a young girl. At eight weeks old she was given to her current owner who has cared for her ever since.

Missy’s owner doesn’t have enough time to spend with her, and she is worried that she is lonely. She feels the best thing for Missy, would be for her to be rehomed with someone who has time to play with her, or has other pigs she can socialise with.

Missy comes when you call her name; she’s a friendly pig but prefers the company of female humans.

Missy will be vaccinated before handover to her new family. And an adoption fee of $50 applies.

QUICK REFERENCE LIST:

NAME:                Missy

AGE:                  3 years

SEX:                   Female

BREED:              Pig

WORMED:          Yes

DESEXED:          No

VACCINATED:   Yes

TEMPERAMENT:  Friendly, prefers female company.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  Missy needs a lot of love and attention from her carer/s and preferably another pig companion.

ADOPTION FEE: $50

We hope you can help us to help this lovely pig .. please fill in the form via the “APPLY HERE” button 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.

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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Adopted! Beautiful Bella has a New Home.

UPDATE: Bella has been adopted! She will soon be moving to her new home at Calan Horse Sanctuary in Highbury. We’re sure she will be very happy there.

Bella is a beautiful chestnut mare in need of some tender loving care. She is shy and timid at first, but will calm down once trust has been established.

This lovely girl was sold to her owner six months ago as a riding horse. However, her age and behavior towards riding, illustrated that she needs to retire and enjoy a peaceful life as a companion animal. The current owner has concerns that she may have been abused by her previous owner, hence why she didn’t return Bella to them after the trial period.

An experienced horse owner, with a gentle and loving nature is what Bella needs.

Volunteer photographer Amanda met Bella a few days ago for her photo shoot and said “I met Bella the Chestnut horse and she was lovely. Friendly, curious and quite the personality… You can see a few shots of her telling me off for sticking the camera in her face lol.”

Bella will be wormed and vaccinated before handover to her new family and an adoption fee of $50 applies.

QUICK REFERENCE LIST:

NAME:                   Bella

AGE:                     19 years

SEX:                      Female

BREED:                Thoroughbred

HEIGHT:               15 hh

WEIGHT:               500kg (approx.)

WORMED:             Yes

DESEXED:             No

VACCINATED:      Yes

TEMPERAMENT:    Shy and timid at first – possibly due to previous abuse.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:   Bella is not suitable for riding.

ADOPTION FEE:   $50

We hope you can help us to help this lovely mare .. 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 beautiful 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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Diego & Sofia

Diego & Sofia (alpacas) Arrived 26th May 2017

In late May we were contacted by the RSPCA who had seized a pair of neglected alpacas. As we had recently lost one of our long term resident alpacas, Julio, our female alpaca Mischief was in need of some friends. As these two were in desperate need of a home, and our alpaca was lonely, it made sense to offer the pair a home here at Happy Hooves.

When Diego and Sofia arrived, their neglect was very apparent. They were both desperately in need of shearing, feet trimming and Diego needed some dental work. Days after their arrival they had their much needed makeovers – hoof and dental work, as well as a combined 18 kilograms of fleece removed!

The pair are bonding with Mischief, and spend their days grazing and watching over the flock of over 40 sheep.

 

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