Meet and Sponsor Our Sheep

DOUGLASS

Sponsor Douglass! Douglass came to PRS along with another young sheep, Fredrick, when we were contacted by next generation of the farming family that they were upset that over 50 lambs were going to be sent for slaughter. We offered to take as many as they would part with, but when our friends at another sanctuary took in one of their lambs with an infection so bad his leg rotted off, they decided to kill everyone instead.

EDEN

Sponsor Eden! Eden came to PRS with her mother, Sasha, 58 chickens, 3 ducks, 3 rabbits, a horse, and a cat from a local hoarder who stopped taking care of her animals in the dead of winter, leaving them to fend for themselves for over a week after a massive ice storm, even though she was their on the property with them. While Sasha was too sick to survive long, at PRS Eden has been thriving since her 2014 rescue.

ELSA

Sponsor Elsa! Elsa came to PRS from a state cruelty seizure where conditions were so dire that she and the other surviving sheep, Hannah, were eating the feathers off of dead turkeys who were sharing their pen in an attempt to try to fill their empty stomachs. Emaciated and terrified, we took them along with the only surviving turkey, Mr. Sydney, and a dog who had been left behind and forgotten in a camper.

FREDRICK

Sponsor Fredrick! Fredrick came to PRS along with another young sheep, Douglass, when we were contacted by next generation of the farming family that they were upset that over 50 lambs were going to be sent for slaughter. We offered to take as many as they would part with, but when our friends at another sanctuary took in one of their lambs with an infection so bad his leg rotted off, they decided to kill everyone instead.

HANNAH

Sponsor Hannah! Hannah came to PRS from a state cruelty seizure where conditions were so dire that she and the other surviving sheep, Elsa, were eating the feathers off of dead turkeys who were sharing their pen in an attempt to try to fill their empty stomachs. Emaciated and terrified, we took them along with the only surviving turkey, Mr. Sydney, and a dog who had been left behind and forgotten in a camper.

HERMES

Sponsor Hermes! Hermes was part of a state cruelty seizure that brought five starving sheep (Maia, Phrodo, Poseidon, and Athena) to PRS in late 2019. No longer being fed or watered, the surviving sheep had been eating wool off of each other to try to fill their empty stomachs. We can only imagine how hungry and desperate they must have been. Now a part of our main sheep herd, Hermes and his friends are thriving.

LEOPOLD

Sponsor Leopold! Lucky Leopold was born here at the sanctuary in early 2020 and will never know the pain his mother, Maia, and the rest of their herd endured before their rescue. Coming from a particularly upsetting and dire cruelty case, we put Maia on a careful refeeding program to bring her back from the brink of starvation and help support the growth of her developing baby. Today both are happy and healthy.

MAIA

Sponsor Maia! Maia was part of a state cruelty seizure that brought five starving sheep (Hermes, Phrodo, Poseidon, and Athena) to PRS in late 2019. No longer being fed or watered, the surviving sheep had been eating wool off of each other to try to fill their empty stomachs. We can only imagine how hungry and desperate they must have been. Pregnant at rescue, Maia gave birth to her perfect son, Leopold shortly after.

NOMIS

Sponsor Nomis! Nomis grew up as a lamb who was taught from a young age that it was funny when he headbutted people – even rewarded with treats for doing so. Unsurprisingly, when he had grown up to be a strong, adult sheep he was hurting people throwing them around. Relinquished by someone who couldn’t care for him, these days Nomis is part of our special needs senior sheep flock.

ORION

Sponsor Orion! Orion was bred at a local university where students in a local farming club ‘learn’ by breeding animals and then selling the unwanted babies. With a date to be shipped for slaughter set, when a student in the program called begging for us to take him, we said yes, so long as she negotiated for his release and didn’t pay for him. Here at PRS we are rescuers, not customers, and don’t participate in buying animals.

PUFF

Sponsor Puff! Puff came to PRS in the summer of 2017 as a younger lamb along with her best friend, Sweetpea, when the farmer’s new, untrained working dog attacked these two on the farm. When one of our supporters drove by and found the dog in the round, she brought him home and found the two lambs, with deep wounds and obvious infections left to die and pleaded to take them. Today both are doing great.

RAPHAEL

Sponsor Raphael! Raphael one of the twenty sheep and three goats who came to PRS in the fall of 2020 from a state cruelty and starvation case. A cryptorchid, when Raphael arrived he needed a complicated surgery to complete his castration. We always sterilize animals when they come in to make sure there isn’t any breeding. There are already enough animals needing our help without us creating more.

SCARLET

Sponsor Scarlet! A Jacobian sheep with four horns, Scarlet came to PRS in the summer of 2014 after she and her mother escaped from a local farm. When she arrived at the sanctuary, Scarlet had a severe case of flystrike that would have killed her. Her tail was so full of maggots that it needed amputation and under her thick wool that nearly all of her back had been eaten away. She needed months of rehabilitation.

SHREKY

Sponsor Shreky! Shreky is a favorite of many here at PRS. One of our special needs seniors, in the summer Shreky is often granted free grazing privileges, sticking close to this barn but often popping up behind his caregivers to check in at neighboring barns and offering his ‘help’ when we are preparing meals. Most farmed animals are never allowed to grow to adulthood, much less old age, like our beloved Shreky.

SWEETPEA

Sponsor Sweetpea! Sweetpea came to PRS in the summer of 2017 as a younger lamb along with her best friend, Puff, when the farmer’s new, untrained working dog attacked these two on the farm. When one of our supporters drove by and found the dog in the round, she brought him home and found the two lambs, with deep wounds and obvious infections left to die and pleaded to take them. Today both are doing great.

ZOEY

Sponsor Zoey! Zoey came from a local ‘therapy farm’ where she was going to be sent to slaughter because she didn’t want strangers coming into her home and touching her. When her boundaries weren’t being respected, she communicated in the best way she knew how to – headbutting people. She had been given a job she never wanted and was going to be killed because it wasn’t for her. Her, she is respected for who she is.

OTHER/NEW RESCUE

Sponsor Another Sheep!

Maybe you met a special animal friend at PRS or saw their story on social media but don’t see them listed here. If you are looking to sponsor someone you don’t see, you can always select this option and we’ll follow up with you to help select the animal you want to sponsor.

SURPRISE ME!

Sponsor an Animal Who Needs You the Most!

Want to help one of our special rescued sheep but not sure who to pick? Select this option and we’ll pair you with one of our wonderful animals who needs a sponsor! Or you can always email with any questions you might have first!