Charlie, a tiny baby lamb who was just two days old was put up for adoption online by a farmer who didn’t want to try to raise the lamb himself.
His mother had died and the farmer didn’t have any interest in keeping the sick lamb for himself.
Carla Reilly Moore of Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary in Kingston, Ontario saw the ad and reached out to the farmer right away. Naturally, the farmer was reluctant to hand the lamb over to a sanctuary.
“Farmers often do not like sanctuaries as we do expose the dark side of the industry,” she said.
This animal loving rescuer didn’t want to give up on the little lamb, so she went undercover and adopted the lamb, making no mention of the sanctuary.
When he arrived at the sanctuary, they noticed he was in a terrible condition.
“He arrived very ill, with his tail and testicles banded, — incorrectly, I might add — covered in diarrhea,” Moore said. “We did not know if he would make it.”
Charlie’s condition meant that he would need immediate surgery.
The sanctuary collectively took on the challenge of nursing Charlie back to health in every way they could, but they weren’t alone in their endeavor.
Dora was a kitten who became a member of the family after being left on their doorstep. She was eager to meet her new friend and took on the job of helping him recover. As soon as Charlie came out of surgery, Dora was right there beside him.
“With much tender, loving, round-the-clock care, we were able to bring Charlie back to health, and he is now thriving,” Moore said.
“Dora the kitten ran straight to his crate, and stayed with him until he woke up and came out to play again,” Moore said.
In their own ways, both animals needed urgent attention. They completed their journey of recovery together and it’s evident that it’s brought the two closer together.
“Dora and Charlie have a kinship now… Together, they are living out their life at the Happy Tails Farm,” Moore said.
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