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We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoEira the lamb came into the care of Woodfield Animal Sanctuary in Wales earlier this month when she could not move her legs. She has developed a strong bond with Holly the dog, who looks after her like she is one of her own puppies.
Eira is undergoing physiotherapy to help her mobility issues and the charity says motherly Holly, who was rescued from a puppy farm in 2018, is helping her feel "loved and safe".Robbie Bartington, who founded the sanctuary with her husband David Wallis, said: "Holly washes Eira from head to toe every day."Then when Eira is very tired after her physio Holly curls up with her head on Eira’s back, as if to say, 'Just rest and I will look after you'.
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"Holly was a mum to so many puppies and it’s so sad to think that all those puppies were taken from her.
Rescue dog Holly is looking after disabled lamb Eira like she's one of her own puppies (Image: WOODFIELD ANIMAL SANCTUARY)Eira has developed a strong bond with Holly (Image: WOODFIELD ANIMAL SANCTUARY)
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"Luckily when we rescued Holly we managed to bring her last two puppies home with her.
"Holly has such a strong maternal instinct and is being a very special mum to Eira and helping her progress and feel loved and safe."
Adorable photos and videos show Holly washing little Eira and snuggling up to sleep with her.READ MORE: Heartbreak as rescue dog still waiting for home after 750 daysHolly washes Eira from head to toe every day (Image: WOODFIELD ANIMAL SANCTUARY)Eira arrived at the sanctuary in Gower when she was a day old after a farmer noticed she had problems using her legs.
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The centre has previously taken in a lamb with similar issues who overcame them with physiotherapy and massages.
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