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Hopefield Animal Sanctuary: Charity welcomes pygmy goats and sheep to the Brentwood family

PUBLISHED: 12:53 12 June 2019 | UPDATED: 12:53 12 June 2019

Pygmy goats which were taken in by the charity. Picture: Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Pygmy goats which were taken in by the charity. Picture: Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

Hopefield's Sophie Kemp tells Enjoy Brentwood More about what the charity has been up to this week, including another successful rescue mission.

Red Iguanas Percy and Penny. Picture: Hopefield Animal SanctuaryRed Iguanas Percy and Penny. Picture: Hopefield Animal Sanctuary

"Unfortunately due to the weather last week, we had to postpone our Animal Charity Day last Saturday. We've rescheduled it to take place on Saturday 20th July, and we hope to see as many of you down here as possible.

"On Sunday, Hopefield travelled to rescue four pygmy goats and two sheep.

"They came from a very lovely, elderly lady, who loved them very dearly, but due to a change in circumstances could sadly no longer care for them.

"The sheep, Pauline and Georgie, are named after the owners, and the goats are called Flo, Leonard, Howard and Sheldon.

"They will now be living out the rest of their days with us at the sanctuary, and will be introduced to the rest of our herd shortly.

We'd also like to share the stories of two of our Red Iguanas, Percy and Penelope.

"Percy came to us in September 2017, along with a Snowy Owl, two Kestrels and a Kookaburra, after their elderly owner passed away.

"The family were desperate to find him a place to live as he would have been put to sleep if a new owner didn't come forward.

"Penelope, or Penny, is a young female. She came to us from another rescue who originally rescued her as barely more than a hatchling. "Penny was being kept by a drug addict who thought it was a good idea to fill her vivarium with marijuana smoke whenever he was lighting up.

"Penny and Percy now have lifelong companionship and everything they could want in life."

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