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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.

**  Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary – Where The Good Life Begins  **

 

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Olive – Rainbow Bridge

Olive (sheep). Arrived 6 February 2013

A few months ago a cancerous growth on Olive’s nose ruptured. Despite efforts to treat the wound, the infection continued to worsen as her 13 year old body could no longer fight it. We tried our best to keep her as comfortable as possible, but we could see her condition was affecting her quality of life – she was experiencing a lot of discomfort and starting to have trouble eating. With the guidance of our vet, we made the painful decision to end her suffering today (9 February 2017). RIP sweet girl <3

Olive (name after Olive Oyl, Popeye’s very slim girlfriend) arrived at Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary with Patrick the sheep and Ellen DeHeiferis the cow, from a local pound.

Olive was very underweight and they were all fearful and extremely wary of humans, but none more than Olive. Over the first couple of months, we wormed her and provided  her with good nutrition, but it seemed to take a lot for her to gain weight – really not gaining it as quickly as we expected. We found out why exactly, one day about two and a half months later when we came out to find she had given birth to a lamb… we had no idea she was pregnant, due to her lack of weight and condition!

Naturally we had to name this little guy Sweet Pea. His feeding from Olive needed supplementing for the first few days of his life as he was very weak – probably because of the malnutritioned state Olive had arrived in. However, it was great that we only had to supplement the feeding and not remove Sweet Pea from Olive to raise away from her. After just that few days of helping out with the feeds, Olive was able to raise lil’ Sweet Pea all by herself, as it should be with all sheep and their lambs.

They have been completely inseparable ever since, with Sweet Pea following his mum everywhere, even at the age of one year old and beyond.

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

**  Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary – Where The Good Life Begins  **

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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.

**  Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary – Where The Good Life Begins  **

 

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Minty – Rainbow Bridge

Minty (ewe). Arrived 14 November 2012

UPDATE: Minty developed mastitis and pneumonia in November 2014 and despite over two weeks of vet visits and medication treating bacterial infection, she sadly passed away suddenly after showing some improvement, on 18 December 2014. RIP Minty.

Minty was originally surrendered to us with 5 other sheep – Mary (deceased), Freckles (aka Lily Lamb), Lucy, Kel and Kath) and two alpacas, Jack (deceased) and Julio.

They came from a lady who had hand-reared all of them, but due to illness needed to surrender her entire flock. They had spent most of their lives together, and Minty continues to hang out with the family.

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

**  Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary – Where The Good Life Begins  **

 …and sometimes where a good life ends too


 

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Heff – Rainbow Bridge

Heff: ram. Arrived 4 June 2014

Heff was surrendered by a municipal pound. He was abandoned in Woorooloo by rental runner, picked up by shire, unclaimed and not able to be rehomed. He was due for destruction and “off to the meat man”.  Heff is an uncastrated ram, seems to be young and possibly Dorper mix.

He was very skinny and with snotty nose when delivered to us and we had little knowledge of his history. He needed to be castrated and for his condition to be improved. Unfortunately, Heff got very ill after the castration and vet suspected he contracted tetanus through the wound. We were devastaed that this had happened and the decision was quickly made to humanely euthanise him to alleviate suffering.

Deceased 20 June 2014 RIP Heff

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

**  Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary – Where The Good Life Begins  **

 …and sometimes where a good life ends too

 

 

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Georgia – Rainbow Bridge

Georgia: Arrived 2009

Deceased 15 February 2015

 

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

**  Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary – Where The Good Life Begins  **

 …and sometimes where a good life ends too

 

 

 

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Ferdinand – Rainbow Bridge

Ferdinand (drake): Arrived 24 April 2014

Deceased 16 February 2015. RIP Ferdy

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

**  Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary – Where The Good Life Begins  **

 …and sometimes where a good life ends too

 

 

 

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Dilbert – Rainbow Bridge

Dilbert (drake): Arrived 2009

UPDATE: July 2015. Dilbert was found dead on our property, believe to have been attacked by a fox or cat during daylight hours. We hope you didn’t suffer too much 🙁 RIP big boy.

Dilbert was Ric and Maree’s very first rescue, before they established Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary. He was found wandering the streets in Darlington, after being left behind by previous “owner”.

Dilbert has some luxury digs and hangs out with the chickens and Guinea Fowl

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

**  Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary – Where The Good Life Begins  **

 …and sometimes where a good life ends too

 

 

 

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Jacko

Jacko (sheep). Arrived 25 March 2016

Beautiful black-faced Suffolk, Jacko might be thanking his stars that he got hit by a car whilst out exploring with his mother in our neighbourhood. The farmer was glad to get rid of him claiming he was a Houdini. He wasn’t badly injured by the hit – just a bit stunned and given the OK by one of our vets. Now he has a safe and loving forever home with us. Sadly his mother couldn’t come too 🙁

 

 

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

 

**  Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary – Where The Good Life Begins  **

 

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Isla

Isla (goat). Arrived 27 April 2016

Isla was found roaming by a municipal shire and taken to the pound where no one claimed her, so we offered her a home at Happy Hooves. We have no idea of her history, but she is very shy and retiring and seems to have taken a fancy to Shaggy in the paddock across the run.

 

 

 

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

 

**  Happy Hooves Farm Sanctuary – Where The Good Life Begins  **