Our latest rescue – Jake

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Jake was spotted by the side of the road and delivered into our care this afternoon. Often lambs who have come into our care this year have been struggling more than usual due largely to the effect that the drought and lack of proper food has had on their mothers. This is in addition to the effects of being born into freezing conditions and then abandoned or orphaned. We are please to say that Jake is strong, doing well and loves his milk.

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