Date Rescued: April 30, 2022
Lives at: Farm Sanctuary in Acton, California
History: Rescued from a sheep farm
Personality: Affectionate and playful
Favorite Pastime: Running in her wheelchair
Pippa came from a farm that raises lambs for meat. In this industry, healthy lambs reach their “slaughter weight” between six and eight months old. Pippa, however, was “failing to thrive.” Farm staff also told us that, as a commercial operation, they lacked the time and funds to invest in her care.
In many cases, farmers cull ailing animals or leave them to die. Luckily, Pippa’s owners asked if we could take her off their hands. We brought her to a veterinary hospital, where doctors found a severe infection in her right rear hock. They tried treatment but ultimately recommended amputation to give Pippa the best quality of life.
Pippa recovered at our New York shelter. Two months later, we brought her to our California sanctuary and to her new best friend — a blind sheep named Biscuit who also needed a companion. Pippa now uses a wheelchair, which helps her run and play. She’s a sweet, gentle lamb who loves to cuddle and bond with her friends.