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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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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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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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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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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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