A plucky three-legged lamb who had to have one of his hind legs amputated after being attacked in a local field by a dog or a fox. Rodney does not let his disability hold him back and gets around very easily on his three legs.

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A plucky three-legged lamb who had to have one of his hind legs amputated after being attacked in a local field by a dog. He was brought to Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary in 2016 by a local vet – The Ark Veterinary Practice, and despite his handicap, Rodders is a happy and lively lamb. He has settled down well at Woolly Park Farm, where he quickly made friends with fellow new arrivals Barney and Splash. Rodney does not let his disability hold him back and gets around very easily on his three legs.

Rodney’s story told by The Ark Veterinary Practice where he was taken on the 23rd February 2016 by two members of the public, who found him injured on their walk.

When he came to us we had the task of clipping away his wool to find the wounds, some were so deep and sore they were even down to the bone. His worst wound was to his hind right leg and bites to his stomach and his back. We cleaned his injuries up as best we could, some so deep they needed staples and he was given antibiotics and painkillers. Rodney became the practice lamb. For the next few days following his arrival he seemed to be on the mend, more confident with walking and bleating for food. We bottle fed him, kept him on medicines for his wounds, cleaning them daily and taking him for walks in the garden for exercise and grass. However, as the days went on Rodney started to go downhill and wasn’t his happy self.

His hind leg became worse and he couldn’t bear weight on it. An infection had started in the bone and was so painful, Rodney couldn’t use his leg so we had a decision to make. We had fallen in love with Rodney and wanted to give him every opportunity. Two weeks after he arrived, Rodney had surgery to remove his leg. The surgery was a success and after three days and some help from the team Rodney was back up on his feet. A little wobbly but he was up! He stayed with us until he was stronger, then nurse Vikki took him to be with other lambs at her farm. He was able to learn to walk on three legs and be with his own kind.
Eventually Rodney was strong enough and ready to find his forever home. He is now happy and forever with over 400 other rescued animals at Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary.

When you sponsor Rodney you will receive:

  • A certificate with a personal message from Rodney
  • A mini postcard of Rodney
  • All Lives are Precious postcard.
  • An invitation to visit your Rodney and all his friends between mid-April/to mid-Sept. Please book your visit by emailing FARS
  • A warm, fuzzy feeling knowing you are helping Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary continue with their incredible work, protecting and caring for rescued farm animals.
  • Sponsorships cost just £30.00 for 12 months! (postage is inclusive)
  • PREMIUM Sponsorships include a mug or tea towel for £40 or with a t-shirt for £50 (Add your colour choice in the comments at checkout).

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Please be aware for all clothing, it can take up to 3 weeks to get to you, as we only get them printed to order. We keep a little stock but don’t have the funds to keep a huge stock. Mugs allow around 1 week, or sooner if we have it in stock. Feel free to email us if you have a specific occasion you’re purchasing for and we can request a speedy order with our suppliers and we will do our utmost to deliver in time.

Credit/Debit card payments are accepted via a secure Paypal online transaction through our online shop. There is no additional cost to yourself for using Paypal.
Alternatively, you can send your adoption payment by cheque, posting to: Farm Animal Rescue Sanctuary, Woolly Park Farm, Saddlebow Lane, Wolverton, Warwickshire CV37 0HQ

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