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Eloise

Eloise (pig) Arrived 20th November 2017

Little Eloise was discovered in somebody’s rear garden. She was collected by rangers and taken to the City of Cockburn pound where she was impounded for 11 days. She was advertised, but no owner came forward so they staff contacted us about the homeless piglet.

Eloise was not alone for long, as not long after her arrival we were contacted about another piglet, around the same age. Eloise was soon joined by Camilla, though the introduction did not go as smoothly as we had hoped – they seemed to hate each other!

They started off living in the hospital barn, in enclosures beside each other so they could get used to one another’s presence. They spent short amounts of time together in one yard, before they had to be separated due to fighting. It was a slow process of introduction, but eventually the two became the best of friends.

The girls have recently moved into the newly completed pig paradise extension, where they currently spend there days wallowing in the mud, and cuddling together at night.

 

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

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Bellamy

Bellamy (sheep) Arrived 15 November 2017

Ten month old Bellamy was discovered running down a country road, with no sheep farms in sight his origin was unknown. He was picked up and taken to Happy Hooves where he was treated for an eye infection.

It didn’t take long for Bellamy to warm to us. He joined the small flock of adolescent sheep, including Oliver, Evie, Harry, Nigel, Fergus and Angus, as well as Jackson the young goat. The group have since graduated to the adult herd of over 60 sheep, where Bellamy is making lots of new friends.

 

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

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Felix

Felix (duck) Arrived 18th November 2018

We received a phone call in mid-November from someone who had a Muscovy drake, they were worried about their dog possibly attacking the duck. We agreed to give him a home at Happy Hooves, although we weren’t sure how he would get along with Chester, the Muscovy already residing at the sanctuary, as Chester can be a bit of a bully.

Initially Chester did boss Felix around, and even tried to prevent him from accessing the food bowl. But not long after they seemed to settle down, and are often relaxing nearby each other. Felix is very sweet, he allows us to come close and pat him.

 

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

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Nigel

Nigel (sheep) Arrived 2nd August 2017

Nigel came from the same farm as Angus and Fergus, luckily he came to us in much better health than his friends.

He is one of the most affectionate lambs we have ever met. He loves when the sanctuary has visitors, he’ll find someone to smooch up to and will stay cuddled up in their arms until they leave.

Nigel and his young friends have recently graduated to the adult flock. We hope he makes many new friends and enjoys his life here at Happy Hooves.

 

More photos to come.

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

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Roger

Roger (rooster) Arrived 1st September 2017

In late August little Roger the rooster turned up on someone’s porch, that someone happened to be afraid of roosters. He loitered on their front porch, peaking in the door. Happy Hooves were contacted about the rogue rooster, and his reign of terror came to an end. He was picked up and transported to the sanctuary where he joined his new best friend, Rusty. The pair are getting along wonderfully and are enjoying sanctuary life.

 

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

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Pebbles

Pebbles (rooster) Arrived 23 October 2017

Little Pebbles was found wandering about in Lockridge. A caring member of the public discovered him, and took him in. She was unable to locate his owner, and as she lived in a residential area, she was unable to keep him.

Pebbles is now housemates with Dino and Rocket, the threesome seem to be enjoying each others company and are loving sanctuary life.

 

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

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The West Busselton Five

Falcon, Sherbet, Popcorn, Pepper & Rocket (roosters) Arrived 8th August 2017

Sherbet, Falcon, Popcorn, Pepper and Rocket were the result of backyard hatching. Their owner’s already had a flock of chicken, one being a particularly broody hen. Their children asked if they could obtain some eggs to raise under her. Though they didn’t consider how they would accommodate them, should some be born male. This is something she now feels very sorry about, and hopes others learn from her experience.

The mother of the house embarked on a mission to find these boys a caring home. She emailed every vet and sanctuary within a 200km radius, and advertised them publicly, though this proved to be unsuccessful, and only attracted people with unsavoury plans for the roosters. Finally there was a light at the end of the tunnel, as she had discovered a place that called itself a rooster rescue. She had three in-depth conversations with the owner before deciding that this would be the rooster’s new home.

After a 300km drive with 5 roosters and 2 children in the car, she arrived at the so-called rooster rescue. But when she arrived, she realised she had been deceived. They had arrived at what she called a very inhumane place, a scene of many caged and neglected birds – It was clearly not a loving home for roosters, or any animal for that matter.

She and the kids sat in the driveway of this place in tears, as the property owner hassled her about leaving the roosters with him. She knew she could not leave her boys at such a horrible place. She rang us while she was in his driveway, very distraught and explained the whole story. Luckily we were able to make some room for them, and she continued to drive for another hour up to the sanctuary.

The boys settled in nicely, but unfortunately a couple of weeks after their arrival little Falcon became flat one evening. We had arranged to get him to the vet the next morning and in the meantime we kept in inside and tended to him, but sadly he didn’t make it through the night.

The four remaining roosters are doing really well, and are enjoying life here at Happy Hooves.

 

 

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

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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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Claude

Claude (calf) Arrived 12th October 2017

Claude was born on a dairy farm down south. He was born with a disability – he was wobbly. Standing up was a challenge and he experienced tremendous difficulty walking. In cases like Claude’s, farmers will usually shoot the disabled calf. In Claude’s case, some young backpackers working at the farm took it upon themselves to feed and look after him.

After some time the farmer decided that he no longer would allow the woofers to spend any more work hours caring for the calf, and that he would indeed shoot him. One of the young women contacted us, desperately trying to find a safe home for Claude.

After a long drive, Claude arrived at the sanctuary in the Happy Hooves van. Everyone fell in love with him instantly. The next day he was taken to our vet to determine the cause of his wobbly stance and poor motor skills to devise a treatment plan. As most calves with such an affliction are terminated at birth, most vets have not dealt with this condition. It was however suspected that Claude suffered from a brain lesion – though this would only be able to be confirmed through an autopsy.

We discovered that another sanctuary had rescued calf with a similar disorder to Claude; she had improved over time and was living a quality life. This gave us hope that Clause too could overcome his condition. Over time there were some small signs of improvement, we tried to remain positive but it was always in the back of our minds that he may not improve quickly enough, that as he grew, his ability to use his limbs would not improve fast enough to accommodate the increase in weight.

For the most part he seemed content, even happy. He loved a good cuddle and scratch, and enjoyed the company of the other animals in the nursery paddock – the older lambs and Jackson the kid, and even the resident sanctuary dog, Tank. Strangely he seemed to be able to run much better than he could walk, seeing him run around was such a wonderful sight.

Claude seemed to reach a point where he stopped improving, and then what we all dreaded began to happen – he went backwards. He no longer ran around, he found walking so tiresome that he would just sit down in the same spot for hours at a time. He no longer tried, it came to the point he wouldn’t even stand up for his bottle – he was clearly telling us that he had given up, he was defeated. We had to make the heartbreaking decision to let him go.

Claude had found a place in so many hearts and his passing at such a young age was especially hard. Rest easy beautiful boy.

 

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

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Angus & Fergus

Angus & Fergus (sheep) Arrived 2nd August 2017

Angus and Fergus were two sick little boys when they came into the care of Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary. They had been dumped on a woman by her farming neighbour, and she did not have the means to care for them.

When our vet assessed them, he was quite sure that Angus, who was very sick with pneumonia, was not going to make it through the night. Despite the odds and an awful cough, Angus proved himself to be a fighter, and much to everyone’s relief, he pulled through. The boys’ condition continued to improve and they are now perfectly healthy young sheep.

The boys spent their first few nights inside the house while they were nursed back to health. Then they joined the late Gandalf, who they shared a special bond with.
Currently they reside with the little herd of older lambs – Oliver, Evie, Harry, Lacey, Donut, Nigel and the little goat kid Jackson.

When they are mature enough, they will graduate to the adult herd of over 40 sheep! We are thrilled these little Merinos have joined the Happy Hooves family.

 

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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