Recently, Heartland Farm Sanctuary rescued two sheep from an area farm...and now we need your help.
Yasmin, a two year old sheep, had a severe untreated leg injury. Her best friend, Amy, was a 10 year old sheep in need of geriatric care.
Both Yasmin and Amy were in poor condition when Heartland's Rescue Team arrived. Taking the sheep immediately to the UW Veterinary Hospital, it was discovered that Yasmin's knee had been dislocated since last winter, and the injury was too severe to be treated with any hope of recovery. Sadly, the most humane care we could give Yasmin was for her to be euthanized so she wouldn't suffer any longer. In Yasmin's final moments, Heartland volunteers surrounded her with their gentle touch and loving words.
Amy, the elderly sheep, was found to have several health problems, including many missing teeth, parasites, worms, lice, and lameness in her legs. She was also considerably underweight, due to her inability to compete with her younger sheep friends for food and her missing teeth.
In Yasmin's absence Heartland's Barn Manager, Sarah Solberg has been a surrogate companion to Amy, and Amy follows Sarah around when she is able. As Amy heals, she will join the rest of Heartland's flock.
We need your help to give Amy the veterinary care she needs. Please donate today, in Yasmin's memory and for Amy's future.
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