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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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Sally

Sally (pig) Arrived 26 October 2016

Sally was only three months old when found for sale on a social network site. Someone alerted us to the fact and after speaking to the other sanctuaries, we agreed to take her with the condition that, in line with our rescue policy, no money was to be paid for her. Her awesome rescuers managed to talk the vendor out of $300 and into surrendering her, and she is now safe from harm at her new forever home, Happy Hooves.

She is WAY too small to join the other pigs yet, so will have to stay in a yard on her own for a while, but she gets HEAPS of pats and belly rubs from the humans around here.

 

 

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

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Lani

Lani (goat) Arrived 11 August 2016

Lani was impounded by a municipal council after being surrendered by her owner, who was having trouble containing her on his Perth Hills property, and after complaints from neighbours. The Shire contacted us to see if we could take her, and so she joins our trip of 19 other goats. She was about four months old when she came to us and is initially hanging out with Mimi, Tumbles and Isla the other small females, and Zayn who is still a bit slow from his previous leg injury. They may all move up together with the bigger goats when they grow… if they grow.

 

 

 

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

 

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Sweet William

Sweet William (Hereford steer) Arrived 27 March 2016

Sweet William (affectionately known as ‘Swill’) was born into the beef industry. Unluckily for him, his mother had dried up and had no milk for him; she was also at a stage where she could produce no more calves, so was sent to slaughter. William being a male calf mean that it was not worth the farmer’s time to hand-raise him for “beef” seeing as his mother couldn’t feed him for the next 6-8 months, so he looked for someone who would take him and hand-raise him, rather than send him to slaughter with his mother. A friend of Happy Hooves found out about Swill’s plight and asked us if we could take him.

William’s sister was worth the effort, as she could produce more calves for the farmer – she was worth keeping for her breeding ability, and so was kept.

Swill was named after every vegans favourite Easter chocolate – Sweet William, because he was rescued on Easter Sunday.

William joins Busta Moo (a bobby calf from the dairy industry who also had no worth), Christabelle (a milking cow who had outlived her usefulness), Ellen deHeiferis and Chewbacca at our sanctuary where they are all valued equally for their intrinsic worth and where nothing at all is expected from them in return.

 

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

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Ruby

Ruby (sheep) Arrived 15 July 2016

Ruby was found trying to suckle from her dead mother on a local farm. Messages were left for the farmer, but as we had no response, she now has a forever home here with us. We estimate she was about two weeks old when found, and must have received first milk from mum to have survived as long as she did, including weathering the severe rain and storms we had in the two weeks prior to finding her.

Uncharacteristically, we had no other rescue lambs at the time we found Ruby, and we were worried about her being alone, but just two days later, a woman got in touch with us asking if we could take her two one month-old lambs she had hand-reared on a farm she had worked on.

Ruby now has friends, Poppy and Chubby Belardi, feed, warmth, shelter and above all, love. Welcome to your new home, Ruby.

 

 

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

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Chewbacca (Chewy)

Chewbacca (steer). Arrived 31 May 2016

Chewy was rescued from a home that urgently needed to get rid of an abundance of animals; he faced a high probability of being shot had one of our beautiful Happy Hooves supporters not found him and rescued him.

He is a Scottish Western Highland breed and won’t get much bigger than he is now, though his horns might continue to grow.

Chewy now shares a paddock and shelter with Sweet William – BFFs!

 

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

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Wilma

Wilma (Australorp hen) Arrived 12 November 2015

Wilma came to us with Black Betty, Fred and Dino. They had been abandoned by previous owner on a property which was seized by the bank. Lovely real estate agents fed them. gave them fresh water and alerted us to our plight. They have all been recuperating with us since they got here, but Wilma and Black Betty are now out with the other hens with free run of the property

 

 

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

 

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