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Family of 7 Looking for a Loving Home

Location: Gidgegannup

This woolly family consisting of one male, 3 ewes and their 3 offspring were impounded by the City of Cockburn a little over two months ago. Their owners were could not be found, and no one came to collect them. We decided to bring them to Happy Hooves until we could secure a good home for them (as our space is very limited these days).

When they first arrived, they’re condition was quite poor, but after a couple of months living at Happy Hooves, they have filled out nicely. Mr Snuggles (who’s not so snuggly) was castrated by our vet, so there will be no more additions to this little herd.

The sheep have been wormed and vaccinated and are ready to move in with their new family.

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AGE:   Varying ages (approx. 2 months – a few years)
SEX:    6 females, 1 male (castrated)
BREED:    Damara cross
WORMED:   Yes
DESEXED:  Male is de-sexed (females are intact)
VACCINATED:  Yes
TEMPERAMENT:    Mother and baby are fairly comfortable around humans, the other five are quite skittish.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  They are a family and will need to be rehomed together.
ADOPTION FEE:

We hope you can help us to help this 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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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.

 

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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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! 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.

QUICK REFERENCE LIST:

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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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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