The newest member of our sheep herd has a sponsor and a name, and more importantly, he’s had his surgeries and he’s doing wonderfully here at SASHA Farm! Chris and Amy Sytek saw his sad story and volunteered to sponsor his treatments, and they named him Maynard. Thanks, Chris and Amy, for helping make it possible for us save him.Shortly after his arrival, he underwent a surgery to remove one horn, which had separated from his skull do to the abuse inflicted on him before his arrival. While he made it through the surgery, upon returning to the farm, it was clear that his recovery would be an uphill battle. The bandage that the vet wrapped tightly around his head to control the bleeding had shifted and had begun to strangle him. It was quickly removed, but without it,Â he bled profusely. The only answer was to hold pressure on the wound, and luckily we had a group of wonderful volunteers here that day who were able to take turns holding that pressure.As the day wore on, it became clear that Maynard would need close supervision and nursing care if he was to make it through the night. Sheep do poorly under stress, and we feared that he wouldn’t survive. One of the volunteers, Kelli Marshall of S.M.A.R.T., volunteered to stay with him. She and Maynard slept all night in the sanctuary’s kitchen. She made sure his new bandage stayed in place, gave him water and small amounts of food as he regained strength, and made sure that he wasn’t alone in his time of need. We owe a huge thank you to Kelli. Were it not for her compassionate care, there is a good chance that Maynard would not have survived that night.A few days later, when it was clear that he was strong enough, he had his broken tail removed. The break was so severe that there was no other alternative. Thankfully, that surgery went much more smoothly.Today, he is strong, healthy and healing well. He has a playmate in his stall, a new goat with a similarly sad story, and the companionship has raised his spirits quite nicely.