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Carmen was found suffering with a broken leg that was fractured beyond repair. Normally, a lamb in this position would be on its way out, but Carmen was able to find a new home at Animal Place, an animal sanctuary. Carmen is now walking on 3 limbs and a prosthetic thanks to the good people at the sanctuary and a prosthetics doctor at Grass Valley Hanger, who donated the replacement limb.
The people at Animal Place see this act as one of pure compassion, “Someone saw this baby lamb suffering immensely and they didn’t just turn away,” said Animal Place’s Marji Beach “They turned compassion into action.”
As the lamb grows larger prosthetics will be needed and Grass Valley Hanger has pledged to keep Carmen up on all fours. Carmen brings to mind the tale of Winter, the dolphin with a prosthetic tail, a story that has been given a lot of fame due to the recent Hollywood film about the subject. It’s great to see that this wasn’t an isolated incident and the compassion is a growing trend.