A small lamb who had to confront not only an unclear diagnosis, but also rejection from people who should have loved him, was miraculously saved owing to the self-denial and care of another animal: a rescued cat.
In an animal shelter, numerous volunteers are constantly needed to assist with the care of each animal, and some extra aid never hurts.
Dora, a cat rescued by the organization “Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary,” now assists other animals within the institution as if she were just another volunteer.
A small lamb was born on the darkest day of the year, the winter solstice, and its mother perished giving delivery. The farmer who had it did not want to take care of him since he did not believe he could do it without his mother, so he put it up for adoption on the Internet.
He had already experienced orphanhood and human rejection within a few hours after birth.
When members of “Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary” read the post, they did not hesitate to contact the farmer in order to adopt the young lamb, but the farmer declined, stating that he did not want to give the lamb to a nursing facility.
Even when the farmer was offered opportunities to modify the small animal’s fate, he refused.
“Farmers often don’t like nursing facilities because we reveal the ugly side of the industry,” Carla Reilly Moore, co-founder of Kingston’s “Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary,” explains.
The man did not want the harsh industry’s secrets to be revealed.
However, the rescuers did not give up and secretly adopted the lamb while remaining silent about the institution.
But one thing was certain: they would struggle for the little lamb until they could adopt him and provide him with all the assistance he required.
“”He arrived at the nursing home quite unwell,” Carla recounts, “his tail and testicles were wrapped – very poorly, I should add – and covered with feces.” We had no idea if we were going to make it.”
Carla and her husband, who operate the elderly home, helped him, and he eventually underwent surgery to repair his tail and testicles.
Carla describes Charlie the young lamb as “our Christmas miracle.”
But it wasn’t only the human volunteers who kept an eye on Charlie; Dora, the kitten rescued in November, was constantly there for him as well.
The kitty opted to become the lamb’s guardian angel without being told.
When he returned from his procedure, he waited with him until he awoke, at which point they could resume playing.
Charlie was able to restore his health and is now growing well thanks to all of the love and attention he got. Dora and Charlie now have a lot in common: they were both in desperate need, they were both saved from nursing homes, and they were both able to restore their health.
It is at times of grief, suffering, and sickness that soulmates identify and pledge not to be apart any longer.
“They clicked right away, as if they were created for it,” Carla adds.
Now, the two adore each other above all else and never leave one other’s side for a single second; they do everything together.
You can support Charlie, Dora, and the other animals at the Happy Tails Farm Sanctuary by donating to them and purchasing items from their wish list. It is the most beautiful and practical method to assist these angels in continuing to do actual miracles of love.