Molly & Moon
“What makes night within us may leave stars.” ~ Victor Hugo
Molly and Moon were born one night in the winter of 2008 on a farm that bred Suffolk sheep. Sadly their mother passed away giving birth to them, and they were found orphaned by the farm manager the next day.
They took the two lambs in to care for, and they became close, dependable members of the family. At 11 years old, these two ewes have lived far longer than most sheep are allowed to live. Typically, sheep are sent to slaughter before the age of 7 as their wool production begins to wane as they age.
Sadly their carer eventually passed away, and her family cared for them for a number of years before circumstances meant they were no longer able to provide them a safe home. Molly and Moon were much loved, but finding a safe home for animals who are typically viewed as commodities can be challenging. These two elderly ewes are now safe for the rest of their years at Little Oak.
Being older ladies they may require a higher level of care than the younger sheep in the flock. If you would like to support the care of these beautiful ewes, you can become a sponsor of them below.
Help Protect Sheep
Far from how they are commonly portrayed, sheep are highly intelligent individuals who will form friendships with particular other sheep. Despite their gentle nature and capacity to suffer as any other animal, sheep aren't protected by the same laws as dogs and cats. 'Codes of Practice' side-step the rules, meaning that painful procedures can be undertaken without pain relief, and their lives are routinely ended well before their natural lifespan has been reached. It doesn't have to be this way.
When you sponsor a Little Oak lamb or sheep you will be helping protect all sheep. Your sponsorship will support Little Oak's essential advocacy work – sharing the stories of individual sheep and the plight of their kind across the nation.
Sponsor today, and we'll take you on a journey to learn more about sheep through our regular updates - exclusive only to our monthly sponsors. We'll also keep you up to date on how your monthly gifts are helping to secure a brighter future for the sheep at Little Oak, and their kind across Australia.
Buys a bale of hay
vet care for a lamb or elderly sheep
Feed and vet care for the flock