Birthdate: August 30 2019
Zoe was born on the last day of Winter in an NSW slaughterhouse. Although illegal to transport heavily pregnant animals, the reality is this occurs frequently and goes mostly unaddressed.
Tragically, after giving birth, Zoe's mother was slaughtered, and she would also have been killed soon after if not for a kind-hearted vet who was visiting that very day. Vets are not required to visit domestic slaughterhouses, however for those slaughterhouses that export it is a requirement to have regular veterinary visits. As heartbreaking a situation as Zoe found herself in, fortune through her a very rare lifeline, as this kind vet contacted us asking if we could help.
Zoe came into care with one of our loving foster care families, who raised her for the first five weeks of her life, providing her with the love and care she needed to grow strong and healthy.
Zoe is now at Little Oak and settling in well with her slightly older lamb buddies, Erykah Baadu and Jean Claude Van Lamme.
You can sponsor Zoe and help support her and her friends 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.
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vet care for a lamb or elderly sheep
Feed and vet care for the flock