For 14 years, Toby lived with two other sheep who were his constant companions. When his friends passed away, Toby was left grieving in his pasture alone. Thanks to some wonderful humans, Toby has found a new home at the CAPE Animal Sanctuary and he’s now been welcomed into a whole new family of rescued animals.
While his face bears the mark of many years of life behind him, we have all loved watching him transition into his new home for the rest of his golden years. This sweet guy has stolen all of our hearts!
Why does CAPE rescue sheep?
•Over 500 million sheep are raised for human consumption globally. Many are slaughtered while they are still lambs under a year old. • Lambs are taken away from mother sheep at a very young age and slaughtered. • Ewes, female sheep, are impregnated and forced to repeatedly give birth only to have their babies taken away before they are even a year old. • Rampant abuse has been documented in shearing sheds where sheep are physically abused.
What you can do to help end their suffering?
• You can help by adopting a plant based diet and not consuming sheep or lamb. • Avoid sheep milk or cheese. • Avoid purchasing products that contain any type of wool. • Shearing can be stressful and traumatic for sheep who often suffer injuries that are not treated. There is often little regard for the welfare of the sheep.
Interesting facts about sheep:
• Sheep are intelligent animals with excellent memories. • Ewes are very caring mothers and form deep bonds with their lambs. • Sheep have excellent peripheral vision that allows them to see almost 360°. • Sheep can learn their name and basic commands. • Sheep are social and like being in a group.
“Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace." ~Dr. Albert Schweitzer