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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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Gandalf

Gandalf (sheep) Arrived 17th July 2017

Gandalf arrived at Happy Hooves at around six months of age. His carers had found him three weeks prior on a neighbouring property, downed and covered in frost. There was no sign of his mother. They discovered that his front joints were swollen, and he was unable to walk and tried to treat his condition with home remedies.

When we collected Gandalf we took his straight to our vet. His joints had seized up, and had become septic. Our vet did not hold high hopes that Gandalf would survive as he hadn’t received veterinary care earlier. He administered pain relief and a regime of antibiotics. We also did physiotherapy with Gandy multiple times a day.

Over time Gandy continued to improve, and we were optimistic that he would have decent quality of life – although most likely shorter than his life expectancy might have been had he not had this affliction.

He shared a small paddock with the youngest arrivals, Angus and Fergus. These two young lambs adored Gandalf and would not leave his side. Everyone that met Gandalf, human and animal, were drawn to his sweet and gentle nature.

Later Angus and Fergus moved in with the older lambs, and Gandy was joined by Arlo, a little Damara lamb. Arlo was also drawn to Gandalf, and they quickly formed a bond.

Recently we noticed Gandalf was becoming less mobile, he seemed uncomfortable. We contacted multiple vets in a desperate home that there was something more we could do for him – more physio, surgery, anything! Unfortunately no solution was available for his declining condition.

Gandalf’s little body was failing him, and he no longer had the strength to fight and we made the heartbreaking decision to end his suffering and let him go.

This little boy left a hole in everyone’s hearts; he was the embodiment of innocence – so pure and loving, he was truly one of a kind.

 

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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Donut

Donut (sheep) Arrived 4th July 2017

On the 4th of July (2017), we were contacted about a little lamb less than 24 hours old. A lady had taken on the lamb (who was later named donut due to the ring pattern on the top of his head) though she had little knowledge on how to care for such a young lamb. With the help of some volunteers Donut was brought to Happy Hooves the same day, arriving late that night.

The next day he was taken to our vet for a health assessment. His abdominal area was a bit tender around the umbilical cord so he was prescribed with antibiotics. He also had a few stitched below his right eye for Entropion – a medical condition in which the eyelid (usually the lower lid) folds inward. It is very uncomfortable, as the eyelashes continuously rub against the cornea causing irritation.

These days Donut is a happy healthy boy and very affectionate. He spends his days with his friends Evie, Harry, Oliver, Nigel, Fergus and Angus, and Jackson the little goat kid. It won’t be too much longer and the young sheep will be graduating to the flock over 40 sheep!

 

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

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Jackson

Jackson (goat) Arrived 27th June 2017

On the 26th of June we received a phone call from a young man claiming to have found an infant goat wandering the streets. Worried that the kid may be hungry and well overdue for a feed, we had one of our volunteers rush to pick him up and bring him to the sanctuary to be fed and assessed.

As it turns out, the young man and his friends had purchased Jackson whilst intoxicated, a couple of weeks prior. They decided to surrender the goat to people that could care for him long term. Thankfully Jackson was in good health.

Goats are known for their colourful personalities, and Jackson is no exception. He loves attention and loves to have a nibble on peoples clothes.

 

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

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Harry

Harry (sheep) Arrived 26th June 2017

Harry is a young merino lamb who was born on a farm, and left orphaned when his mother passed. As the owner’s of the farm were unable to provide adequate care for him – Harry wound up here at Happy Hooves.

He’s a very affectionate little boy, and has settled in well with the current group of young lambs – Evie, Lacey, Donut, Nigel, Fergus and Angus, and the little goat kid Jackson. When Harry and his lamb friends are a little bigger they will graduate to the adult flock together.

This little guys melts our hearts.

 

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

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Rehomed! Fred & Barney have a New Coop.

Location: Woodvale

Fred and Barney are a couple of friendly young roosters looking for a new home. Their owners purchased a group of seven in-sexed young chickens, and these two grew up to be roosters. Unfortunately for these guys, roosters are not permitted to live in most residential areas.

Fred and Barney will be wormed and vaccinated before handover to their new family and an adoption fee of $40 applies.

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NAME:         Fred & Barney

AGE:            14 weeks old

SEX:             Male

BREED:        Speckled Sussex & Barnevelder

WORMED:    Yes

DESEXED:    No

VACCINATED:   Yes

TEMPERAMENT:   Friendly and social.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  Roosters are restricted to councils that allow the keeping of them due to the noise they create with their adorable crows. Please be sure to check with your local council before you offer to adopt.

ADOPTION FEE:  $40

We hope you can help us to help these lovely roosters .. 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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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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Rehomed! Molly, Stewie & Dyson are heading to their New Home

Molly, Stewie and Dyson will be heading to their new home in Forrestfield this weekend. They will moving into a lovely green paddock where their new carers can see them from the house. We hope these three enjoy a long happy life with their new family <3 

Location: Woodridge

Molly, Stewie and Dyson have lived together most of their lives, and have become inseparable. Molly was rescued off of the roadway approximately five years ago. Having escaped from a flock of Damara’s from a neighbouring property, and ventured into her now carer’s property via the front gate. The original carer’s tried to catch her, but eventually gave up and she has remained at the property ever since. Stewie was the next to arrive, after a family member in Geraldton asked if they could take in a rescued lamb as company for Molly. They agreed, and Stewie duly arrived in the backseat of their car with kids keeping him company for the drive home. As a lamb Dyson was also rescued from the roadway outside of the property. He could be heard on the other side of the fence crying, trying to get inside to Molly and Stewie. The owner’s opened the gate to him, and so they found themselves the carers of three sheep.

Molly gets very distressed if she is separated from the others. She is quite skittish and is wary of people and dogs; she was obviously traumatised from her experiences prior to her current home. Stewie is the most sociable of the three; he is laid back and used to human contact. Like Molly, Dyson is also very unsure of humans and dogs. He looked up to Molly growing up and has learned from her to be wary of both.

The carer’s of Molly, Stewie and Dyson are now in a position where they need to rehome these beautiful creatures. Age and health issues are catching up with them, and they are struggling to maintain their property and have no choice but to relocate to a much smaller residence. The couple are yet to place their property on the market, as finding a home for these three first is paramount to them.

Molly, Stewie and Dyson have recently been sheared and will be vaccinated and wormed before handover to her new family.

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NAME:              Molly, Stewie & Dyson

AGE:                 Molly – approx. 6yrs; Stewie – approx. 5yrs; Dyson – approx. 4yrs

SEX:                 Molly – female; Stewie & Dyson – male

BREED:            Molly – Damara; Stewie – Damara x Marino; Dyson – Merino

WEIGHT:          45-60 kgs

WORMED:        Yes

DESEXED:       Molly – no; Stewie & Dyson – yes (castrated)

VACCINATED:  Yes

TEMPERAMENT:  Molly – timid/skittish; Stewie – friendly; Dyson – timid/skittish

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  The three must be rehomed together, separation causes Molly and Dyson much distress. Sheep need to be sheared and crotched annually, and feet will need trimming.

ADOPTION FEE:  $100

We hope you can help us to help these lovely sheep .. 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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Goldie Urgently Needs a New Home

Location: Bakers Hill

Goldie is a beautiful 20 year old thoroughbred mare. She has a kind, gentle nature and has an amazing temperament around children.

Due to personal hardship, her carer desperately needs to find a new home for Goldie.

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

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NAME:                 Goldie

AGE:                    20 years

SEX:                     Female

BREED:                Thoroughbred

HEIGHT:               16 hh

WORMED:            Yes

DESEXED:            No

VACCINATED:         Yes

TEMPERAMENT:     Very friendly and gentle natured.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:   Not for riding. Difficult to float.

ADOPTION FEE:     $50

We hope you can help us to help 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 Amanda Perris at Furry Hearts Photography 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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Sweet Babi Needs a New Home

Location: Karratha

Babi was purchased by her current carers at just 10 weeks old and has been a part of the family ever since. She was sold to them as a miniature pig, but has grown outside of the shires limits for a pet pig. She has become too large and strong to take for walks (on the leash) and trips in the car, as she once had. Concerned the council will find out about her and take her away; her carers have made the difficult decision to rehome their dear Babi.

This pig has a lot of personality; she is curious and playful, intelligent and stubborn and like any of us, she can get a little grumpy from time to time. She understands basic commands like sit, turn around, lay, find and gentle (where she gently takes a treat from your hand).

Babi’s current carer’s are willing to transport her anywhere in WA, or perhaps further to ensure she ends up at the perfect home.

Babi is de-sexed and will be vaccinated before handover to her new family.

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NAME:             Babi

AGE:               4 years

SEX:                Female

BREED:           Mixed-Breed Pig

HEIGHT:          80cm

WEIGHT:         110kg

WORMED:       Yes

DESEXED:       Yes

VACCINATED:      Yes

TEMPERAMENT:  Curious, playful, energetic, intelligent, quick-learning

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  Babi needs lots of love and attention, a special meat-free diet and plenty of space to explore.

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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