As some of you will remember from last week’s post about Dennis, at SCAR we have been advising The Dementia Cafe on rehoming a pig for the cafe. Alongside Dennis the pig, we have many other charismatic characters at Second Chance Animal Rescue…
One of these lovely souls is Rameses (pictured below)… He is a Jacob ram, around six-years-old, and actually lived at the same working farm as Dennis. The farmer had planned to send Rameses to slaughter alongside Dennis. Fortunately, I was able to save this handsome boy and he has settled in happily with the other sheep at the sanctuary.
Animals and humans can be so beneficial in therapy, for either party. Just as we help animals, animals too can help people. In dementia care, animals and people have made a huge difference to lightening the mood. Covered in an earlier post here.
Jacobs are a rare breed of sheep, and are polycerates. This means they are multi-horned – in fact they can grow up to 6! Both males and females grow horns, and we have two lovely Jacob ewes that live at the sanctuary, each with 2 horns. Our other Jacob ram also has 2 horns, so Rameses and his 4 horns are most impressive :)! This lovely boy has many wonderful years ahead of him thanks to the dedicated volunteers at Second Chance. He is also fortunate to have 2 lovely sponsors who regularly visit him. He is quite the looker, wouldn’t you agree?!