A small lamb who had to confront not only an unknown diagnosis but also rejection from people who should love him was miraculously spared owing to the commitment and protection of another animal: a rescued kitten.
Several volunteers are usually needed in an animal shelter to assist with the care of each animal, and a little more aid never hurts.
Dora, a cat rescued by the organization “Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary,” now helps other animals within the institution as if she were a volunteer.
A small lamb was born on the darkest day of the year, the winter solstice, and its mother perished giving delivery. Because the farmer who had him didn’t think he could take care of him without his mother, he put him up for adoption on the internet.
When members of ” Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary ” read the post, they immediately called to inquire about adopting the small lamb, but the farmer declined, claiming that he did not want to give the baby up to a nursing facility.
Carla Reilly Moore, co-founder of “Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary” in Kingston, states, “Farmers typically don’t like asylums because we expose the evil side of the industry.”
The rescuers, however, did not give up and secretly adopted the lamb without mentioning the institution.
«His tail and testicles were wrapped -very poorly, I may add-; he was covered with diarrhea when he arrived to the asylum,» Carla explains. We weren’t sure if we’d be able to make it.”
Carla and her husband, the asylum’s director, aided him, and he subsequently had surgery to fix his tail and testicles.
“Our Christmas miracle was Charlie the small lamb,” Carla explains.
But it wasn’t only the human volunteers who were keeping an eye on Charlie; Dora, the kitten who had been rescued in November, was also usually there.
When he returned from his procedure, he waited with him until he awoke, at which point they could resume their game.
Charlie was able to restore his health because to all of the love and attention he got, and he is again growing well. Dora and Charlie now have a lot in common: they were both in desperate need, they were both saved from a nursing home, and they were both able to recover their health.
Carla adds, “They established an instant connection, like they were designed for it.”