NEWS - April 2013
Whilst there are news items and whole programmes devoted to lambing currently being shown on television they, of course, do not tell the full story. There is no mention of the thousands of ewes and lambs who die every year despite the weather conditions. Please support VIVA’s Lambing Campaign and please support Compassion In World Farming’s CAP Campaign to improve welfare standards for all farmed animals and birds.
Welcome to Karen
Who was one of the winners with Vodaphone and with their backing will be raising funds for the Sanctuary for two months. Karen visited the Sanctuary in early March and, despite the mud, she enjoyed meeting some of our rescued animals and birds. It was pretty cold but at least it didn’t rain. Please give her your support on her mission to raise as much cash as possible to us to help to buy the farm. Thank You Karen!
You can help here www.justgiving.com/saveoursanctuary
Lucy and Larry
Have nominated Christopher, one of our middle aged sheep, as their duvet keeping out that bitter easterly wind. Happily the attraction is mutual. Both lambs are growing, Larry is a little serious but Lucy loves to play and that is when Christopher comes into his second role as a trampoline. An extremely fortunate ending for two of this year’s lambs thanks to Dawn and Alan.
A Sad Goodbye
To Jean the turkey who died one night a few weeks back. Jean was getting on in years for a turkey having come to the Sanctuary one Christmas rescued from market. She was a very bright girl, always sociable and always up for a chat and loved being involved if you were taking photos whether or not they were of her. She and her sibling Jane struck up a special rapport with Hosanna the donkey. We miss seeing you out of the kitchen window promenading round the top paddock Jean and we miss your scrutiny when the camera is in action. Thank you for coming sweetie.
Belinda the turkey arrived as a companion for Jane, who cried and searched for Jean and who would have possibly become quite ill had she been left without a friend of her own species. Belinda, who is about 8 months old, is most certainly a prominent character in the yard and the top paddocks. Within 24 hours of arrival she had investigated and made friends with every one including our next door neighbour. Jan saw Belinda flying past her bedroom window to land in the neighbour’s garden almost at her feet. Needless to say Belinda loves to explore and her current interest is sitting on the barn roof chasing the crows. She does spend each night and some of the day with Jane, who at her age doesn’t have Belinda’s physically attributes, and Jane is much brighter.