Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Now It's Trolley the Sheep ; Buster Was Born with Badly Deformed Legs but Animal Shelter Was Determined to Help

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Now It's Trolley the Sheep ; Buster Was Born with Badly Deformed Legs but Animal Shelter Was Determined to Help

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BUSTER the sheep has a novel way of getting around - a speciallyadapted animal wheelchair. The two-year-old was born with deformed front legs and vets wanted to put him down.

But he found a new home at Clough Farm Animal Sanctuary near Marple, where the owners had the device designed for him.

By asking people to donate Pounds 2 by text, the Pounds 550 needed to build it was raised - and by June 2011 Buster was roaming the fields.

Sanctuary manager Jayne Murray said: "We were told he was not going to make it past six months.

"But there was no way I was going to give up on him when he wasn't in any pain.

"X-rays, scans and intensive physio, showed that Buster's tendons and muscles were welded to the bone of his right leg at a 90 degree angle and as sheep feed on their knees, surgery to amputate was not an option. …

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