We rescued more than 60 desperately neglected creatures from the property, whose owner had run a business breeding farm animals he bought cheaply at livestock auctions. He would then butcher their young in a makeshift slaughterhouse. From the start of Adriano’s new life at the shelter, he was fiercely protective of his mother and his twin sister, Isabella. Once, when a staff member briefly separated him from his family during a barn cleaning, the little, 30-pound sheep responded with a head-butt! These days, Adriano is quite a bit larger and much more trusting (and a big fan of head-scratches!), but this proud, confident sheep remains a devoted protector of his mother and sister.