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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lacey

Lacey (sheep) Arrived 18th June 2017

Lacey was just a few days old when her mother passed away. We were contacted by her owners who desperately wanted to find her a good home. They wished they could raise her themselves, but as they owned large dogs, they were concerned for the safety of the orphaned lamb.

At first Lacey was not keen on suckling from a bottle, but she is slowly got the hang of it. Caring for her in the beginning involved bottle feeds all around the clock, and we took turns doing the night shift. Getting out of bed in the middle of the night isn’t fun, especially in winter, but seeing her sweet little face was so worth it.

When she first arrived, she was the only young lamb living at Happy Hooves. We introduced her to the two foster rabbits currently living here – Sophie and Selena, and they became her closest friends. They would touch noses, bounce and run around together.

Lacey spent her first week or two living inside the house, staying warm in front of the fireplace. When she got a little bigger she joined the other young lambs in the hospital pen. She has now moved into one of the isolation yards with the other lambs around her age, and young Jackson the kid. For now, that is where she will stay until she is big enough to join the flock.

 

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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