NEWS - November 2014
When Lok the Polish Rooster owners received complaints about his crowing they were desperate to find a new home for him. He has been with us for three weeks and has most certainly settled in. For his night time accommodation he has his own bedroom and he likes to spend the day in the barn with the sheep. He is rather a handsome lad and certainly unusual.
Jacqueline and Josephine
Vet, Josie, was called out to a cow who was having great difficulty in giving birth to her calf and no wonder, as she was only around 20 months old. The farmer is well known to DEFRA and Trading Standards for his poor husbandry so it was no surprise to find the cow in labour in mud in an open field. The cow had to have a Caesarean section, not good under those conditions, and Josephine the calf came into a world of mud and rain. The farmer was also known to Josie the vet who knew that both animals would most likely die from septicaemia if left where they were which they would have been. So it was agreed by all that the animals would come to the Sanctuary and would stay there. The cow has been christened Jacqueline. Initially she was very suspicious of humans and hostile, no wonder, but two weeks on is friendly and curious and enjoying good food for the first time in her short life. At first Josephine had to be bottle fed as her Mum, through lack of food, couldn’t produce any milk for her. This week that has changed and Jacqueline can now feed her calf. She has developed a taste for carrots but they must be washed first! And as for little Josephine, she visits Gabriella, Grace and Sherbet – this year’s rescued lambs – skipping up and down the yard.
Carols In The Barn
This year will be held on Saturday 13th December from 2 – 4:30pm. Festive vegetarian and vegan refreshments will be on offer. Admission is Adults £2, Children £1 and Under 8’s free. Make it a date in your diary. Spend a pleasant afternoon with the rescued animals and, of course, joining in with the carols is obligatory whether you can sing in tune or not, the sheep won’t mind.
Jan Receives Third Award
Janet Taylor, one of the Sanctuary’s co-founders and now manager, has received a third award for services to animal welfare. This time from VIVA! The previous two came from Animal Aid and Wetnose Animal Aid with the last one being presented at the House of Commons. She has written two articles for magazines recently, one for EDGE - The Story of the Sanctuary – this magazine covers the counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, and one for VEGAN LIFE titled The Price of Life, this appears in their September issue.
Stuck For Ideas For Christmas Presents – you need look no further
Visit our Adoption Pages and choose a beautiful girl or handsome lad to send to family, friends or colleagues. Information on How To Adopt is also available here.
Solve your dilemma over cards by buying a pack produced by professional photographer Maria Slough and if calendars are your thing she has kindly produced one of those too - all with photos of the animals and birds at the Sanctuary. Both are full colour, the calendar has 14 pages including one for each month.
For every calendar sold the Sanctuary receives £1. For cards 10% of those sales are received by the Sanctuary.
Calendars are £9-99p for size A4, £12-99p for size A3.
Cards can be bought in sizes A6 or A5 with prices as follows:
Single £2-50p and £3-00p
Pack of 6 £5-99p and £6-99p
Pack of 12 £9-99p and £10-99p
Please follow the link below
Maria’s Book of photos from the Pawtraits Exhibition would make a great present for anyone who loves animals. To see this book with a view to buying please follow the link below:
The animals and birds would like some presents from you. If you live locally carrots, Polo Mints and Rich Tea Biscuits are very well accepted. If you don’t then please send them your unwanted jewellery and old mobile phones or a donation to help with their winter feed bill. These can be made either online via our website or by cheque, please make payable to The Farm Animal Sanctuary and send to us at Manor Orchard Farm, School Lane , Middle Littleton, Evesham. Worcestershire. WR11 8LN, jewellery and mobiles to the same address please.
Don’t forget if you are shopping for presents online you can do this via GIVE AS YOU LIVE also on our website for each purchase the Sanctuary receives a donation, thank you.