Sheep

 

MEET OUR YOUNGEST SHEEP: “Little Lamb” joined SASHA Farm in July, 2018. Her “naming sponsors”, two young girls named Cora and Lyla, named her Suzy. But she can have many sponsorships, so please fill out our sponsorship form under the sponsorship tab if you would like to sponsor her!

The Story of Suzy, the “Little Lamb”:  A very tiny lamb was born in May of 2018 on a very large sheep farm. She was rejected by her mother, most likely because of her size, and left to die.  A young girl named Bri heard of her plight, and rescued her while she was only a few days old. Bri bottle fed her new little friend, while also playing with her and comforting her. Bri’s nurturing worked, and the little lamb grew, soon becoming too big to live inside. Having visited SASHA Farm, Bri knew exactly where she wanted the lamb to spend the rest of her days. While it was a tearful goodbye, SASHA welcomed the lamb with open arms. Bri returned home, certain in the knowledge that her friend had found a safe and loving forever home and knowing she could visit the lamb often.

We are very grateful for all that Bri has done. With over 2 million sheep slaughtered in the US yearly (the majority of them being lambs) her quick and compassionate actions saved this baby from an unthinkable future.  Because of the actions of one young girl, Suzy is forever safe. She is all grown up now and runs free and happy in the pastures with the other sheep and goats.

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SHELDON: “Sheldon’s Story” as told by Ruby, his 12 year old rescuer who brought Sheldon, a 4H lamb to SASHA Farm in April, 2016……..

“On a hot summer’s eve, a thousand eyes peered upon a single lamb, hoarse from crying. His only crime was being a male. The bidding was to begin and a price was put upon his head. This lamb was special. His name was Sheldon. I had known him since he was born.

Sheldon didn’t know where he was, and wanted to go home to his mother and sister. He didn’t like all of the people watching him. Was it truthfully right to split up a six month old lamb from his family? No, it was not. Family should always stay together. Was it fair to all concerned? No, this lamb was going to die because he didn’t have a voice. Would it better to build goodwill and friendships? Yes, it would build a strong connection between a girl, her little lamb, and two kind people who ran an animal sanctuary. This sanctuary gave him all of the food he needed, friends who had come from the same kind of predicament that he had come from and, finally, a wonderful home and a long, happy life. Was it beneficial to all concerned? Yes, Sheldon was given a second chance at life, and I am able to visit him in my free time. The owners of the sanctuary have amazing hearts, and support giving those who don’t have a voice, a voice.

The owners of the sanctuary have opened a new door for us. When Sheldon’s door closed, they came knocking with kindness in their hearts and smiles. Now, Sheldon will have a perfect happy life meeting new friends, and going on the adventure of freedom.”

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BABS: Babs came to SASHA Farm along with several other sheep and goats from a cruelty and hoarding case near Battle Creek, Michigan. She was just one of many animals crowded in small crate-like enclosures. Most were very underweight and were found without food or water in their enclosures.

SASHA Farm rescued about 100 animals from this “hobby farm” where animals were raised to be sold as “pets”. The ducks, chickens, dogs and cats from this farm were rescued by other sanctuaries and organizations while SASHA took all the goats and sheep. No one cared about Babs as an individual until she came to SASHA Farm. This shy, gentle sheep who arrived without a name, was named by Henry, a young boy who raised over $1200 for SASHA Farm by asking for donations to the SASHA animals for his birthday gift.