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Carmichael was taken in by Edgar’s Mission as a weak and terribly skinny little lamb in clear need of help. With an injured shoulder, he required quick medical treatment as well as good care and safety, which had been denied him before. Fortunately, he found himself in good hands and soon began to make great progress under the wing of the determined carers. Now, Carmichael faces difficulties on his road to recovery, but his rescuers are making sure they are doing all they can to help him overcome them.

To fix the issue with his ailing shoulder, Carmichael had his scans done and went into surgery. Sadly, it turned out that he had been suffering a bad case of joint ill, a disease caused by bacteria entering especially a young and weak animal’s system. The illness must have plagued him for a long time and it developed so much that the bone was already significantly impacted. That, unfortunately, means that little Carmichael will never have full functionality of his right front leg.

Carmichael’s team carers are determined to do everything to help him live the best life he can, despite the diagnosis. Currently, the best case scenario is, as the team writes on their Facebook page, to try and save the leg by killing off the infection and fusing the joint. However, if that does not work, it is possible that Carmichael will need to have his leg amputated.

The team hopes that it will be possible to save Carmichael’s leg, but if the amputation turns out to be necessary, the lamb will still have a safe and comfortable future – since he will spend his life at the sanctuary, surrounded by great care and love.

“Sheep, as we have repeatedly found are incredibly resilient animals who manage surprisingly well with adversity,” Edgar’s Mission writes, “and with love, kindness and the very best of care we take great comfort Carmichael will finally have a life truly worth living after his rocky start in life.”


Now, Carmichael will finally get back home from the hospital and have a chance to relax. Whatever his future may hold, this little lamb will get all the best care at the sanctuary this is now his forever home, and he can be sure that he has many, many people dedicated to giving him the best life he can have on his side.

To learn more about Edgar’s Mission, click here.

All image source: Edgar’s Mission/Facebook

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