The lambs were just a day old when they arrived at our New York Shelter, and it was love at first sight for all of us at the sanctuary! We immediately set to work providing the individualized care they needed. First, we gave them antibiotics to prevent complications from pneumonia; the lambs had been out in the cold for some time, and their lungs sounded abnormal upon arrival. Harley was also limping, which meant she needed to be monitored for navel ill — a condition that can result from not absorbing enough colostrum. Also part of their care regimen: Checking for heat and swelling in their joints each day, and monitoring everyone’s umbilical cords and temperatures to allow us to quickly address any changes.
Overall, however, these three are relatively healthy and in great spirits! Within a few days, their unique personalities began to shine through. Kevin was the strongest upon arrival, and is a very playful and outgoing boy. Harley is the most vocal of the three, and will baa and baa for our attention. Quinn is also very sweet, and loves cuddling with his siblings and new human friends. Recently, the trio was introduced to new pal Sophie, another recent arrival, and they bonded right away.
We’re excited to see what life has in store for this incredible trio, and so glad they’re safe for life at Farm Sanctuary!