What’s new at the sanctuary

Lambing season is here again and it seems like only yesterday Sgt. Frank Gilroy our first orphaned lamb arrived, now he is a big strapping lad living out his life in the paddock with all his rescue friends.

This year so far we had a very sad start, Bilbo a tiny little lamb weighing only 2.7kg arrived after experiencing serious head trauma, though we will never know the cause, we did know he was not longed for this world, so we gave him all the love and care we could before he passed that same night.
Little Indiana arrived shortly after, followed by Arthur who was born with severely contracted tendons. Both babies so far seem healthy, but it is hard to know as we are unsure they ever received their mother’s colostrum.
Indiana was found by a lovely gentleman from Parks Vic – all alone in a paddock, not another living soul around, she was brought home and the lovely family reached out to find her safety the following day. Arthur was found by a farmer down the banks of a dam, his mother must have passed and he had strayed from the flock, none of the other mums would accept him. Arthur is unable to walk on his front legs and is going to need a lot of support with Physio and splinting of his legs over a long period of time, in hopes he will one day walk, he may also require the aid of a wheelchair in the interim. Fingers crossed for baby Arthur, and watch this space as so many more lambs are yet to arrive at the sanctuary this year!


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Be part of something special…

We are at the beginning of our journey and want to invite everyone to come along with us and help us to rescue as many animals as we are able to accommodate – we won’t be able to do this without the love and support of the community.
It is a unique situation we are in, that we are laying the groundwork to start rescuing and wanting to set up our sanctuary so that it is sustainable.

As we grow there will be opportunities for people to visit us, volunteer with us, adopt or sponsor an animal, we want people to feel connected to the animals’ journeys and the work we are doing.



Acknowledgement to country

We acknowledge the country in which we are upon today, which belongs to the Yorta Yorta people. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay respect to their elders past, present and emerging.