He’s had four homes over the past year: the sheep farm where he was born, a months-long homestay with his rescuers, a temporary residence at Farm Sanctuary, and his new forever home at Kindred Spirits Sanctuary in Florida—a member of our Farm Animal Adoption Network (FAAN). As the popular saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child”—and, in Boris’ case, it took a compassionate community across multiple states to save and raise this special lamb.
Many lambs don’t get the chance that Boris did, including members of his own family: he was born on a farm that breeds lambs for meat. Over two million sheep and lambs were slaughtered for meat in the United States in 2018, and Boris’ mother had likely lost lambs to slaughter in the past. Thankfully, Boris’ path took a different turn when a woman named Tess looked into his eyes and saw a friend—not a meal.