Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services may be best known for our work in rescuing and rehoming our beloved companion animals and assisting disadvantaged pet owners in our community, however our Huntly North shelter and sanctuary also provides a home for a number of rescued farm animals.
One of our latest arrivals, Tully has certainly touched our hearts. This sweet little lamb arrived in our care at just a couple of days old. Clearly challenged, he was unable to stand and would not have survived the cold winter’s night ahead. Diagnosed with suspected nerve damage during birth, he began bottle feeding by standing on his front legs. Then we supported his back legs to help him stand. We practised every 2 hours during his feeds and with lots of love and patience, our brave little boy could eventually stand by himself!
As he built strength, he was able to walk around but then he was struck down with naval ill, a nasty infection which is common in young lambs. With daily injections, we watched him once again overcome another challenge. Tully has now grown into a healthy and happy lamb, who will continue to live out his life in safety with our resident BAWCS flock.[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-6″]
It is only with the support of the community and volunteers willing to give their time that we are able to rescue and care for little ones just like Tully. We are so grateful for the contribution we have received from UFS Pharmacies members via the Building a Healthier Community program and we thank you so much for your ongoing support.
For more information on the work we do, our pet boarding facilities, volunteering at our shelter or adopting through our organisation, please visit our website www.bawcs.org.au[/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-6″] [bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-6″]