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Dorothy Jo

Freyja & Dorothy Jo a few days after birth

Freyja & Dorothy Jo a few days after birth

On a bleak Saturday in the Fall of 2015, multiple sanctuaries rescued over 120 animals from a backyard butcher in Montgomery, NY.  These poor animals were kept in horrendous conditions — crammed in barns with little food and living space.  Woodstock Farm Sanctuary took in 5 sheep, 6 pigs and 9 goats, who were by far the sickest of all those we rescued.  Most of the goats had pneumonia, lice, and worms and little did we know, a few were also pregnant.

Freyja, DJ & George

Freyja the sheep came to us from this rescue and was extremely shy.  She and her flock were very sheepish for the first few months before they learned to trust our caregivers and saw that we only wanted to give them love and care.  After 10 new baby goats, Freyja gave birth to Dorothy Jo, named after Bob Barker’s late wife, and George, named after a stellar volunteer.  The birth went extremely smoothly and the babies had no complications. The family is now in with the rest of the sheep who have welcomed the new lambs and help to look after them.

Dorothy Jo & George out with the rest of the flock

Dorothy Jo & George out with the rest of the flock

Dorothy Jo is still a bit shy and likes to stick by her mother’s side, but she is incredibly sweet natured. She is one of the lucky ones who will get to grow up alongside a loving family and live a life of peace at the Sanctuary.

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