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Regina

Regina Sheep at Farm Sanctuary's Southern California shelter

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Regina

Name

Regina

Rescue Date

November 30, 2016

Breed

Dorset/Hampshire/Suffolk Cross

Background

After Regina broke her leg, her “owners” suggested euthanasia. Instead, this three-legged survivor now thrives at Farm Sanctuary.

It seems as though the world had given up on Regina before her life could truly begin

Born a triplet and the smallest and weakest member of the trio, she was sadly rejected by her mother in an attempt to ensure the stronger lambs’ survival. Next, the humans tasked with caring for her failed her as well. Regina was used as a teaching tool in a school agriculture program—and instead of being provided the individualized care that she desperately needed, she was largely left to fend for herself. Despite her fragile condition, Regina’s tail was banded—an unnecessary and painful procedure. To top it all off, at only one week old she sustained a severe break to her right hind leg—likely due to being the smallest and weakest lamb in a small pen with other lambs and sheep. Instead of tending to her needs and seeking proper veterinary care, Regina’s leg remained untreated for nearly two weeks. The program administrator then recommended euthanasia—but thankfully, a compassionate parent intervened, and Regina instead was able to make her way to Farm Sanctuary. Due to the extent of her injuries, Regina needed to have her leg and tail amputated—but what she lacks in limbs and tails, she makes up for in heart! These days, Regina navigates her world with ease with the assistance of a supportive brace on her remaining back leg, and nothing stops her from living her best life possible. This sweet girl inspires us to believe in ourselves, follow our dreams, and dive headfirst into the beautiful lives that all beings deserve!

 

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Regina Sheep at Farm Sanctuary's Southern California shelter