Hopefield Animal Sanctuary: Get to know some of the charity’s cute residents

PUBLISHED: 11:23 30 May 2019

Chewie the alpaca, Picture: Ann Marie Photography

Chewie the alpaca, Picture: Ann Marie Photography

Anna Marie Cooper

Hopefield’s Sophie Kemp would like to introduce you to some of their rescued animals and how they came to be at the charity.

Jude the cow. Picture: Ricci FothergillJude the cow. Picture: Ricci Fothergill

It's Farmyard Fun all this week at Hopefield. We've got a farmyard trail, arts and crafts and educational talks and public feeds taking place at 12pm and 2.30pm. Come along from 11am - 4pm all week!

In light of farmyard week, we'd like to introduce you to a few of our farmyard friends that live with us at the sanctuary.

Hope the horse. Picture: Ann Marie PhotographyHope the horse. Picture: Ann Marie Photography

Jude arrived at Hopefield with two other cows - Wonder and Devon - from another sanctuary.

They were rescued on a short-term basis, as they would have been killed otherwise.

Unfortunately, that sanctuary didn't have enough land to keep them long-term, so we stepped in to ensure their safety.

Jude is the biggest of our resident cows, and is definitely the boss!

He's very relaxed but does enjoy getting up to mischief with the rest of the herd.

Chewie arrived with two other alpacas, after his owner had left them with a friend whilst on holiday, and returned to find them suffering with mange, and were severely underweight.

They've now been given a new lease of life with us, and fit in with our herd very well.

Chewie's such a happy alpaca, who loves grated carrot and sugar beet!

Hope was one of Hopefield's first residents.

She was rescued from a meat market by Paula and Ernie when she was just six-months-old.

She'd been separated from her mother and was found hiding in a corner.

Hope has grown up at the sanctuary and loves her life here.

Unfortunately, she suffers from a hoof condition which means she can't walk on mud, so we made her a purpose-built concrete paddock which means she can enjoy the outdoors, even when it's wet!

When it's dry, she loves to go out in the field and have a roll around.

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