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NEWS - May 2013

buttercup grey cow

Thank You From Buttercup

To everyone who has sent a donation to help keep her snug and dry in her field shelter, thanks to you and to an anonymous donor Buttercup now has the funds she needs for her new accommodation.

And Thank You to everyone who donated to our Hay and Straw Appeal to date this has raised £700 and is still open. Our sheep had to come in a month early last year because of flooding and they are going out a month later this year because the ground is still very soft. So they have had 2 extra months of munching their way through sweet smelling very expensive hay in their luxury winter accommodation.

lambs

The Nursery Got Bigger

Larry and Lucy were first, then came Ellie and Erin who sadly were too weak to live, so Izzy and Whizzy (very aptly named due to her cavorting round Jan’s bedroom in her nappy at midnight) arrived next and just two weeks back Dean. Larry and Lucy are thriving, so much so that we can’t capture Lucy on film as she isn’t still long enough, whilst Larry is much more sedate and a bit of a Mummy’s Boy, Izzy and Whizzy came from local farms where they were too weak to survive and are now around 7 weeks old and Dean was found on his own in the Forrest of Dean and he is now around 5 weeks old. They all play in one of the top paddocks during the day and here is their picture gallery. Izzy and Whizzy held by Louise, Dean held by Louise and Dean with Larry and Louise - bit of hero worship going on there on Dean’s part.

belinda-turkey

Is She Really A Turkey?

What a character Belinda is turning out to be! With her aerial acrobatics performed past Jan’s bedroom window, her crow scaring on the barn roves, her self-promotion to egg washing in the utility room and her management skills around the fields, managing us that is and the dogs. A very sociable girl who treats each day as a new adventure which it usually is for her and for us too. Here she is in the utility room poised underneath a poster of Chicken Run.

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Hazel The Hermaphrodite Sheep

Poor Hazel, rescued from market and the meat man last year, has been a very confused girl so much so that we had to separate her from the other sheep and she went to live with Hosanna the donkey. Hazel had boy’s bits as well as girls and didn’t know who she really was. However, the vet has now removed her undescended boy’s bits and Hazel is happily back with the other sheep.

marmite-black-cow

A Sad Goodbye

To Marmite who was born at the Sanctuary 17 years ago. He spent all his life in the fields free roaming with his friends Angus and Buttercup. He was a very gentle soul. When his arthritis became too much for him we asked the vet to ease Marmite into his long sleep and she did just that very peacefully in the field that Marmite loved with his two friends nearby. Wherever you are now Marmite we hope it is full of sunshine and daisies, thank you for being with us for all those years.

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Please help the Sanctuary to be here for Marmite’s two friends Buttercup and Angus and for the Marmite’s of the future please support our animals on our fundraising pages your help is vital, thank you.

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