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NEWS - September 2013

Sanctuary Fleeces at Fibre East


For the third year running Janet and Liz attended this event in the south of England. The weather was a vast improvement on the pouring rain of last year. We sold 32 fleeces making £400 for the Sanctuary funds. Anyone with an interest in purchasing our fleeces may contact Liz on

Jacob Comes For His Holidays


For the second time Jacob, rescued earlier in the year by his compassionate and enthusiastic new family, has been at the Sanctuary for a week on holiday whilst his family have theirs. Jacob was found as a tiny lamb earlier in the year and now lives with horses and dogs. He and the dogs love a game of football.

Safe At Last


These two rather attractive hens, well actually one is a boy, were rescued from market where they were sold for the sum of 80p, what price a life? Did the person selling them for the pot really need 80p? Anyway, here they are and here they will stay. They need names, any suggestions please? Put your thoughts on our Face book Page.

A Sad Goodbye


To Louise the pig. Louise had been at the Sanctuary for 4 years arriving as an already old girl who, having produced lots of piglets for her farmer owner, was brought by the farmer as he didn’t want her to go for slaughter. She initially developed an infatuation with Archie, the pig next door, but Molly his companion soon made her feelings felt and that diminished with time. Sadly Louise’s age and arthritis got the better of her and she was gently and peacefully eased out of this world by Josie, our vet, last Friday. Louise was a very contented girl who just loved to wallow, who loved apples and who loved a good scratch if you were passing. Always smiling, always chatty you are and will be very muched missed Louise. Wherever you are now we hope it has the best wallow in the world and tons of apples. Bye sweetie.

A New And Small Arrival From Yorkshire


Logan the lamb was found alone on the slopes of Ingleborough, one of the three peaks in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, by Julian who happened to be out walking that day. A hot day. Logan could have fallen down potholes or become wedged in the limestone pavement dying without anyone knowing. Instead he and Julian found each other. There was no sign of Logan’s Mum, we will never know what happened to her (her lamb was born very late in the year and only a few days old when he was found) but her lamb is safe. Julian became Logan’s surrogate Mum for three weeks. His farmer son-in-law provided a bottle, milk powder, hay and straw for Logan and once Logan was bigger he spent some days playing with this year’s orphan lambs on the farm. The Sanctuary was contacted and it was decided that in Logan’s best interests he should come here. This was a difficult decision for Julian to make as he had become more than fond of this little chap who had shared his home and thrived in his care for three weeks. Jan, a supporter, searched for and bought a dog crate as Logan would only have a driver on his four hour journey so couldn’t be left to roam around the car, and Kathryn did the driving. Logan took it all well and was really rather indignant at being in the crate. Within 24 hours he had most certainly made himself at home here living with our orphan lambs of this year and he has a small pen all to himself when he needs a sleep and his bottle. Check out Logan’s picture gallery on the link below. For the Logan’s of the future please donate today and help Save the Sanctuary, thank you.

Jackson Making Unexpected Recovery


Jackson who came to us last November and who already had an enlarged knee possibly due to an old injury became ill two weeks back and we and the vet feared the worst. Despite all our efforts he continued to deteriorate. Then he developed a huge abscess in his armpit on the front leg with the old injury. Poor Jackson he could hardly stand. So we decided to lance the abscess, easier said than done as Jackson is a very big lad who doesn’t take to being interfered with kindly. Just when we thought his sedation had taken effect and Josie, our vet, approached him Jackson did his best to fight us off but didn’t succeed thanks to Josie’s determination and four people hanging on to him. Here he is recovering from his sedation. He is having painkillers and antibiotics in his feed can now stand and walk on that leg and the abscess is healing. Well done everyone and well done Jackson. We hope you are with us for many more years to come.

Sixteen Months On, Another Survivor Looking Good


Our George has not only survived but thrived, fighting every inch of the way to reach his first birthday and then some. He is now the size he should be for his age those front legs will never be any different not that they stop him from enjoying life. We think you will agree that he looks marvellous!

Joanna Lumley Singed Script and photo for Auction


Our Patron Joanna Lumley Has Kindly Sent Two Exclusive Items For Auction To Help Raise Funds To Save The Sanctuary. CLick here to find out more, and please share this with as many people as you can!

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