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Arlo

Arlo (sheep) Arrived 5th November 2017

In early November we were contacted be someone in the local area who had a few sheep that they were breeding, apparently one of the lambs wasn’t doing so well. When we arrived to pick up the little Damara-cross, he was very flat and suffering with an eye infection. After picking him up, he was taken to the vet so his eye could be assessed – he was treated with antibiotics and eye drops twice daily. After his treatment, Arlo’s eye was as good as new and he is now in perfect health.

When Arlo first arrived, he shared a yard with Gandalf who he bonded with very quickly. Unfortunately Gandalf’s health declined, and Arlo found himself all alone as he was too tiny to join the small herd of lambs (along with Jackson the kid). He wasn’t alone for long though, soon Betty, Audrey, Lucas and Jack arrived at the sanctuary and Arlo had company again. He and his four new friends will stay in one of the nursery yards together until they grow big enough to join the adult herd.

Arlo is a shy, very sweet little boy and we’re so glad that he found his way to Happy Hooves. We hope he lives a long happy life here with all of his friends.

 

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.

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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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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.

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Laila

Laila (goat) Arrived 8th June 2017

In early June we received a call from Cockburn Pound, they had picked up a little goat that was found wandering. Unable to find her owner, they contacted us. Laila was picked up the next day and brought back to the sanctuary.

She was in rather poor condition when she first arrived, but has steadily gained weight and is now a healthy size.

She is a sweet-natured goat, inquisitive and loves human interaction. In her short time here she has already gained popularity with the HH team and volunteers due her sociable personality.

She will be joining the herd of goats soon, where she will enjoy a long life of grazing and frolicking with friends.

 

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

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Violet

Violet (pig) Arrived 8th May 2017

At just a few days old, tiny piglet Violet arrived at Happy Hooves in a cardboard box. Her mother had given birth to a litter of piglets, but Violet had not been suckling. Due to her behavior, her owner suspected that Violet was blind, and began feeding her milk in a bowl.

A trip to the vet confirmed that Violet was in fact blind. Being that she had been without vision from birth, we were confident that with some extra care she could still live a happy and fulfilling life here at the sanctuary.

For the first three weeks, Violet lived in the house with us. She had a pen set up near the fireplace where she could keep warm and snuggle with her bunny teddy.

Violet is growing up so fast! But her size isn’t the only thing changing. At first we noticed that Violet was able to wander around without bumping into things, that she could follow our movements, as though she was seeing us. A second trip to the vet confirmed that she could see, her vision was somehow returning.

She has since moved out into one of the hospital yards, where she runs around and digs holes through the day, and during the night she sleeps inside the hospital pen with her bunny.

We are so happy that Violet has joined the Happy Hooves family. She is such a gorgeous little girl, and such a pleasure to have around. Now that her vision has returned she will be able to join the other pigs when she is big enough, and live a normal life with her new friends.

 

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

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Benji

Benji (rooster) Arrived 25 March 2017

Benji’s story is one we have heard time and time again. His previous owner purchased some 7-week old Bantam chickens, sexed as females. As the hens began to mature, it became evident that Benji was in fact a male – A beautiful little Belgian Bantam rooster. As his owner’s resided in suburbia, they were unable to keep Benji and contacted us for assistance.

We weren’t sure how Benji and our resident bantam King Louis would react to each other. After a short time in quarantine, Benji was introduced to Louis and his harem of regular-sized hens. Much to our delight, the two get along wonderfully! Benji, Louis and the hens Wilma, Sweet Pea, Princess Layer, Lindsay Lohen and Yuki all share a coop at night. When we go to shut their door in the evening, they are all on the perch cuddled up together. Benji has found his forever home here at Happy Hooves.

 

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

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Jasmine

Jasmine (sheep) Arrived 8 December 2016

Sweet Jasmine and her adorable brother Joey were left orphaned at just one week (approximately) of age. The motherless pair were found on a property north of here, by a young backpacker. The owner of the farm on which they were discovered was disinterested in the lambs’ welfare and suggested they be destroyed.

This was not an option for the young woman, and she found herself caring for the lambs as best she could. As she would be leaving the country in a couple of weeks, she was desperate to find these two babies a new home, somewhere they would be safe and cared for. The HHFS team were alerted to the situation, and after a 270km round trip, the orphaned babies had arrived here at Happy Hooves, their forever home.

After an initial vet check, both lambs seemed to be doing well, then young Joey quickly took a turn for the worst. His appetite decreased dramatically, and his whole demeanor changed. The normally spritely little lamb had become flat and unenthusiastic, while his sister Jasmine ran circles around him.

Thankfully Joey’s condition was nothing too serious. The change in diet (from powdered cows’ milk, to a special formula milk designed for infant farm animals) had resulted in an upset tummy. After 24 hours of Lectade, Joey was back to his former self. Luckily, Jazzy never had a problem with the change of milk, and from day one guzzled her bottles at super speed!

Both lambs are doing wonderfully, every day they’re out in their yard, running around, sproinking and enjoying the sun. Both are gaining weight quickly – it’s not surprising when you see their fat little bellies after feed time!

For now they have an oversized teddy bear and each other for company, but when the time is right, they will join our flock of over 40 sheep, and we’re sure they will make an abundance of woolly friends. But for now, we are all just enjoying this precious baby stage, because as we all know, babies grow up much too quickly!

 

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

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Joey

Joey (sheep) Arrived 8 December 2016

Little Joey and his sweet sister Jasmine were left orphaned at just one week (approximately) of age. The motherless pair were found on a property north of here, by a young backpacker. The owner of the farm on which they were discovered was disinterested in the lambs’ welfare and suggested they be destroyed.

This was not an option for the young woman, and she found herself caring for the lambs as best she could. As she would be leaving the country in a couple of weeks, she was desperate to find these two babies a new home, somewhere they would be safe and cared for. The HHFS team were alerted to the situation, and after a 270km round trip, the orphaned babies had arrived here at Happy Hooves, their forever home.

After an initial vet check, both lambs seemed to be doing well, then young Joey quickly took a turn for the worst. His appetite decreased dramatically, and his whole demeanor changed. The normally spritely little lamb had become flat and unenthusiastic, while his sister Jasmine ran circles around him.

Thankfully Joey’s condition was nothing too serious. The change in diet (from powdered cows’ milk, to a special formula milk designed for infant farm animals) had resulted in an upset tummy. After 24 hours of Lectade, Joey was back to his former self. Luckily, Jazzy never had a problem with the change of milk, and from day one guzzled her bottles at super speed!

Both lambs are doing wonderfully, every day they’re out in their yard, running around, sproinking and enjoying the sun. Both are gaining weight quickly – it’s not surprising when you see their fat little bellies after feed time!

For now they have an oversized teddy bear and each other for company, but when the time is right, they will join our flock of over 40 sheep, and we’re sure they will make an abundance of woolly friends. But for now, we are all just enjoying this precious baby stage, because as we all know, babies grow up much too quickly!

 

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

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Isla

Isla (goat). Arrived 27 April 2016

Isla was found roaming by a municipal shire and taken to the pound where no one claimed her, so we offered her a home at Happy Hooves. We have no idea of her history, but she is very shy and retiring and seems to have taken a fancy to Shaggy in the paddock across the run.

 

 

 

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

 

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