Alfie (sheep). Arrived 19 December 2014
Alfie was found by a caring passer-by, wandering the road at the bottom of our property – as soon as he was chased to try to catch him, he collapsed, and was bundled up into the car and brought to Happy Hooves.
From his ear tag number, we knew which property he had escaped from – a farm about 1km away. As the story unfolded, it turned out that Alfie had narrowly escaped being sent to market as he was too small. The family then decided he could be their Christmas dinner, but Alfie was out of there!
We asked the neighbouring farmer if there was any way we could keep him here at Happy Hooves, even offering to pay for him if that’s what it would take. We agreed on $50, but as it was close to Christmas, the farmer got back to us, acknowledged that Alfie probably would have died anyway had it not been for us finding him and taking him in, and let Alfie stay with us without money changing hands. A beautiful Christmas gift for us and Alfie.
He became instantly besotted with Maggie – old enough to be his grandmother, and they have been inseparable ever since.
Update: Maggie sadly departed this world on 3 June 2015 and Alfie now hangs out with Rose & Bud, Petal, Belle, Tully and Julio.
Would you like to help us to take care of Alfie? One off donations and sponsorship gifts are available now to support our work. Thank you for caring about farm animals.
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