Jasmine had mild pneumonia. This is probably an indication that she did not receive all-important colostrum from her mother in the first 16 hours of life. If this is the case Jasmine has technically a 50% chance of survival.
But how does this happen?
We don’t know exactly what happened in Jasmine’s case. Indeed, her mother may have died during child birth. At just 1 day old, Jasmine was being hunted by an eagle and her chances were very slim.
It is quite possible that Jasmine was born at a loading dock, on a slaughterhouse or live export truck, or in a holding pen at a slaughterhouse. Thousands of babies are born during transport every year, but these babies immediately become waste products and are often dumped over the fence and left to fend for themselves.
We are doing everything we can to help Jasmine grow up healthy and strong. One of our sanctuary volunteers is providing Jasmine with 24 hour care and the bond between them has grown amazingly.
We decided to give her volunteer carer a break yesterday and had another volunteer look after her. Jasmine however refused to feed until her volunteer carer was back and had her in her arms.
The bond between mother and daughter is so very strong. Sadly, like most industries, the separation of ewes from lambs is a reality of many farms. Millions of lambs every year are taken from their mothers days after birth never to see them again, which causes great distress to both mother and lamb.
We will continue to provide Jasmine with care and affection to get her through this difficult time, but we need your help. In order for Jasmine and her farm yard friends to become bigand strong ambassadors for animals less lucky than they are we need your kind words and generosity.
Please make a donation towards Jasmine’s care so that we can make her better, and rescue more animals in need just like her.
Jasmine is now 2 years old and is looking for a sponsor!
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