Sheep Rescues

The South Florida SPCA generally doesn’t receive calls from the Agricultural Unit for one sheep, usually it’s a small herd, or a big herd, and often they are within a rescue that has other animals too.

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Black and White Sheep

Our Sheep

Sheep are herd animals so we never adopt just one sheep by itself. All sheep adoptions must be at least two sheep. Generally our sheep are rehomed to hobby farmers or as pets. They can live comfortably among horses too. We thoroughly vet all our adopters so that no sheep get adopted back into the food chain.

We do not currently have any sheep available for adoption at this time.

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About Sheep

Generally the varieties of sheep we rescue are hair sheep. Hair sheep, such as the Barbados are generally hardy in our hot and humid environment. We do see varieties of wool sheep, and mixes too. Sheep need to be properly fed and can not be fed the same way as goats. Sheep hooves are very sensitive to being wet and need to have a dry surface to avoid hoof rot.

The SFSPCA has had to bottle feed baby sheep when mothers have been too malnourished to sustain the lambs themselves. Sheep are not as friendly as goats. Sheep tend to be suspicious, reserved and nervous, but bottle babies and young sheep can become very tame. Sheep are grazing animals and prefer to have nice pasture grass to graze on then say goats, who do not graze, but prefer to browse.

Our sheep herd is always changing so please inquire as to what specific sheep are available.

Interested in Adopting?

If you are interested in adopting this livestock animal, please first complete and submit the adoption application (link below).

Once your application is received, we will get in touch with you about next steps. Our staff is always busy picking up new rescues, tending to sick or injured horses, and even testifying in cruelty cases, so it may take up to a few days to respond. Your patience is appreciated!

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Sponsor the Herd

Sponsoring the herd is a fantastic way to make a difference in the lives of our rescues. Your donation helps provide a SFSPCA rescue with feed, board and medical care.

To make a one time or recurring tax-deductible donation online, please click below.
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