For Immediate Release
Sheep Destined for Slaughter on the Loose in Saline Neighborhood Is Rescued by Local Michigan Farm Animal Sanctuary-SASHA Farm.
Manchester, Michigan – July 4, 2014
On the early morning of June 21, 2014 SASHA Farm employees headed to a Saline neighborhood to help catch a sheep that had been tromping through everyone’s backyard for a couple weeks. After spending all morning chasing after her with the help of a few neighborhood residents she was caught and loaded into the SASHA Farm trailer.
Over a week ago SASHA Farm began receiving calls from the Humane Society and Saline residents reporting that a sheep was on the loose and attempts to catch her were unsuccessful. A family purchased the sheep to slaughter for meat and she was kept in their yard until she broke free. The sheep has tags on each ear and spray paint down her back, so she was clearly marked for slaughter. The family realized the sheep was causing problems by running loose through their neighbor’s yards. They asked us to help catch her but we only agreed if she was surrendered to us so we could see to it she was never slaughtered.
Upon catching the sheep and bringing her back to the farm we found her to be quite scared. Although SASHA Farm employees were trying to help her she didn’t know that. She was running for her life and even now being in a safe place she is still leery of people. Our director appropriately named her Runaround Sue. She is no longer number “129” as her ear tag reads. She is now a “someone” and not a “something”. Sue will live her life free from the threat of being slaughtered. She will join our 26 other sheep that come from similar circumstances. Her ear tags will come off and her spray-painted mark for slaughter will wash away. She has found freedom and love with us at SASHA Farm.