Rescued at just four days old from a dairy farm, Luna is lucky to be alive.
Born to a mother who had a parasitic disease, which can cause abortion, the farmer didn’t want to risk raising Luna if she too had the disease and later couldn’t give birth.
With her umbilical cord still attached, Luna was separated from her mother on the same day she entered this world.
The vet who was called in to kill Luna said the moment he looked into her eyes he knew he couldn’t take away her life. And that’s when the phone here at Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary began to ring.
Arriving at the sanctuary only days after being born, Luna was just a tiny baby in a very delicate condition. After many sleepless nights and stressful vet visits, Luna overcame her difficult start and eventually settled in to her new home.
She now spends her days hanging out with her best friend Lucera the lamb, grazing in the meadow, sleeping under the gazebo to escape the midday sun, and of course licking you at any opportunity she gets! Luna loves to charge mischievously around the pasture every evening, with one of her favourite activities being head-butting the fresh hay bales as we carry them to their holders.
But it’s feeding time she enjoys the most. We never have to worry about whether she’s getting enough milk, because when she’s hungry she’ll let you know by making mooing noises that echo throughout the valley! Somehow she instinctively knows whether you’ve got a bottle of milk in tow, and without fail she’ll come running over to devour it at lighting speed.
Watching her grow up in an environment where she is free to do as she pleases is one of the greatest blessings that sanctuary life offers.
Story courtesy of Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary