Freedom the sheep

The little disabled lamb who was unable to walk when she arrived here in April 2016 is now up and running, a credit to her determination. She must have been in some discomfort when she came. She’d pulled herself around by her front legs since being born, she'd made her bottom sore, but she never once showed any sign of distress.

She was determined to be the first to come for a bottle, whichever way of pulling herself around she used, determined to keep up with the other lambs when she was helped out into the paddock with them, and determined to be the first one back in at teatime. Freedom has never looked sorry for herself.

We gave her antibiotics, vitamins and daily physiotherapy to help her stand, after a few weeks of treatment she could stand on her own, then walk a few steps. Once she had found her feet she progressed in leaps and bounds. She’s now joined the flock and can run and play with the rest of them.

There is an old saying that farmers often trot out “If you have sheep you will need a shovel”. They are convinced that all sheep can’t wait to give up and die. Well, meet Freedom she has proved them all wrong.

Please help us look after Freedom by adopting now

Next: Freda the pig

Photography © Maria Slough

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