Ewe had a baaaaad day? Loveable wonky lamb in a wheelchair will brighten it up
Meet the loveable wonky lamb in a wheelchair that will make your heart melt.
Lily, a disabled lamb from New Mexico, USA, was abandoned by her mother after she was born with four deformed legs.
Thankfully owner Janell Jensen, 64, rescued Lily, now eight months old, from a terrible fate and helped her find her feet again.
But as the adorable lamb got bigger her legs struggled to cope with the extra weight until eventually she could no longer use them.
After finding a bespoke wheelchair online for Lily she now zips around without a care in the world and Janell says she couldn’t be happier.
Janell, who has over 25 rescue animals said: “Poor Lily was the runt of a three Dorper lamb litter and she must’ve been so squashed in the womb that she came out with deformed legs.
“It broke my heart when her mum rejected her, my neighbour was a vet but he was going out of town so I just had to take her in.
“We were advised to have Lily put to sleep but she’s such a happy lamb, there was no way I was giving up on her.
“Lily was placed in my arms when she was just five hours old, she was so tiny weighing less than 2lbs and I instantly fell in love with her.
“She wouldn’t bottle feed well to begin with but as soon as my husband David got her a synthetic sheep nipple for her bottle she settled in just fine.
“I could tell she was struggling on her feet though, one leg was longer than the other and they were all bent and weak.
“It didn’t stop her from bouncing around but as she got bigger her legs couldn’t take her weight.
“I started researching straight away and found a beautiful walking aid like a wheelchair for her that I knew would be perfect.
“The aid was made bespoke for Lily and now instead of adding unnecessary pressure to her legs she can run, play and get around just like all the
After appealing for help from relatives and Facebook fans on Lily’s page, For The Love of Lily, The Lambikin, Janell soon raised the funds needed to
purchase the wheelchair.
With changeable wheels the walking aid has been able to grow and adapt with Lily, who now weighs 75lbs.
Janell said: “When Lily was around four months old I noticed her right leg was very stressed due to her left leg being a lot shorter.
“Walking seemed to be getting increasingly more difficult for her so I knew she would need some sort of assistance.
“Lily absolutely loves her wheelchair, she runs and plays in it, we have a ramp so she can get outside too.
“She’s either following me around, as I’m like her mummy, or Paddy, one of our little rescue Chihuahua’s.
“From the moment we got Lily home, Lily and Paddy have been inseparable, they cuddle every night.
“Lily definitely thinks she’s a dog and they’re the best of friends.”
Janell, who keeps adding to her family also currently owns 25 other rescue animals including, four dogs, one goat, a dwarf cow, miniature horses,
Janell said: “I love rescuing animals, it’s so sad when people give up on the one’s that need us most.
“I fed Lily every hour when she was tiny, it’s not an easy task but she was worth every minute.
“Lily is incredibly happy, she’s adapted so well to her new life and her set of wheels.
“Now everyone that meets Lily can’t help but love her, she’s our miracle lamb.”
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