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NEWS - September 2011

Sad Goodbyes

The past few weeks have been sad ones for all of us here.

Daniel the sheep

Daniel came to the Sanctuary as a young sheep and was a very frightened one. Gradually he realised that he could trust everyone and he settled down into a happy and secure life amongst his friends. Daniel was well into his teens when he left us two weeks ago. He was a gentle giant and always kind to the new sheep who joined his group. We shall miss making your porridge for you Daniel, thank you for coming into our lives.


Tiger the cat

Tiger the young feral cat came to us with his sisters two years ago but decided that he preferred to roam around the village rather than stay on the farm, beating up the Siamese across the lane! He adopted and was adopted by a lady further down the lane from us which we were happy to learn. However, the lane being the lane he was found dead on the grass verge by a passing motorist. This lady, who took him to his adopted owner, very kindly offered to bury him on her land with her own cats. So that is where Tiger now lies with other much cherished and much missed cats. Your life was a short one Tiger but you certainly lived it to the full.

freedom the sheep

Freedom the sheep came to us three and a half years ago having been left behind by the farmer in a field as she couldn’t walk. She was then about six months old and a passer-by picked her up and brought her to the Sanctuary. A gentle natured girl but always a little timid, probably because of her disability, Freedom had lots of good food, homeopathic medicines and Bowen treatment for her displaced spine. She responded very well and eventually managed to stand with help. She shared her space in the barn with some of our Oldies being visited by the chickens and Hosanna the donkey. Freedom had a quiet life but a contented one and was surrounded by love from her carers. She died in her sleep. We miss you terribly Freedom thank you for coming into all our lives.


Fibre East Knitting Festival

One of our supporters spins weaves and knits garments from our fleeces and also runs her own website through which she sells some of our fleeces to like minded folk – thank you Liz for doing all this! Last month Liz and Janet went to the knitting festival taking 73 fleeces with them. They sold them all making £700 for the Sanctuary – a great boost for funds, and made many useful contacts including a lady with a business in London who will be in touch again next year to buy more. Many people were extremely interested in fleeces from rescued sheep and in the Sanctuary. It is an event we shall certainly attend next year especially as the Wool Board paid us only £700 for 300 fleeces!


A Date for Your Diary – Farm Animal Sanctuary and Animal Charities Day

Our Open and Animal Welfare Day is on Sunday 4th September from 1 to 5pm. Free parking is available on one of the fields nearby and we will have refreshments to revive you if you have travelled some distance. Some of our residents will “strut their stuff” in the Sheep Agility, not to be missed, and of course lots of stalls with hopefully tempting items for you to purchase will be on site too. Animal Welfare Organisations hoping to grab your attention will include Tortoise Rescue, Guinea pig and Rabbit Rescue, Cat Rescue, Bedlington Terrier Rescue, Greyhound Rescue, the Dr Hawarden Trust, the Vegetarian Society and the Vegan Society. And we’ve no doubt that some of our residents will be extremely happy, if not demanding, to meet you.


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