FAR Residents

Meet some of the free-roaming animals living their natural lives at FAR


Thomas has been at the sanctuary since he was 6 weeks old. He is now 18 months old and weighs 230kg! Since he arrived, Thomas has had a sponsor. However, we have recently been advised that that sponsor can no longer maintain his sponsorship. So we need a new animal hero to help us to …

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Carl was rescued in January, 2014, after spending 6 months in an RSPCA compound. He was very excited to join our goat herd, we suspect he had never really been able to just be with other goats before.  


Precious is Sweety and Sam’s mom, and Arnold’s grandma. At three years old she is the fearless matriarch of the herd who will walk right up to you, look you in the eye, and demand some lucerne. She is a great mom to both adult Sweety and baby Sam. Precious is of the Angus breed and was bred for …

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Sweety Pregnant Sweety was part of an Angus beef herd when she was rounded up for slaughter at the farm that she had been living at. She and Precious were unable to fit onto the truck, so rather than pay for another truck to come out the farmer gave them way – which led them …

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Sam needs a sponsor


Sam was born on December 30, 2013. Whole we don’t allow breeding at the sanctuary, Sam’s mom came to us already pregnant and we were delighted to welcome this little baby to the world. Sam is an Angus calf. Angus cattle are typically used in Australia for the production of steaks. Of course little Sam …

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Isabella a dorper lamb cross

Isabella Lamb

 Isabella a new resident at the sanctuary Isabella, we believe,  is a Dorper/Damara cross lamb. Lambs of this breed are raised for their meat. Isabella’s story so far Isabella was being sold to a live market, where buyers choose their lamb before it is slaughtered A FAR supporter intervened and secured the release of Isabella before she …

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A Very Piggy Christmas Lunch

Thank you to all who attended our Christmas lunch for the pigs. [youtube id=”2r3wCR_6jKM”]

Holly – A Kiss Goodbye

Many of you may have been watching brave Holly as she took control of her disability and charged down the hill to the dam where she could be comfortable and able-bodied. Sadly the loss of spinal function in a pig often affects more than the legs and this was sadly the case with Holly. Unfortunately …

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Jasmine meets the residents

[youtube id=”C9AaeOry_9I”] Jasmine arrived on the 4th October 2013. 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 …

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