"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?" Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Birthdate: 14 June 2015 Arrival date: 15th June 2015
The Australian sheep industry estimates that more than 10 million lambs die within 48 hours of birth, with an average mortality rate of 25% for lambs up to the age they are weaned.
Wooly Harrelson very nearly became one of those statistics.
Born on the back of a ute that was carrying his heavily pregnant mother and her flock to the sale-yards, Wooly, newly born and wet with afterbirth, slipped through the stock crate and onto the road. Notwithstanding the tragedy of the loss of his mother, this little guy had some luck shining on him in that this all happened as the vehicle passed some wildlife carers out on a rescue mission. These amazing souls wrapped poor Wooly up, kept him warm and filled his belly with warm milk.
At Little Oak Sanctuary we know that all lambs are individuals defined by unique personalities and a passion for life, they are most certainly more than mere numbers or statistics. At only 2 days old Wooly already displayed the cheeky, bold personality that we've come to know and love.
There is no more innocent a being than a lamb. We encourage everyone to see these little guys for WHO they are not WHAT they are; as ‘someone’ not ‘something’.
You can sponsor Wooly & his friends here
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.
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vet care for a lamb or elderly sheep
Feed and vet care for the flock