Happy ending for Ewe-dini the escaped sheep

The fate of a female sheep, thought to have escaped when on her way to slaughter, has been secured with a new loving home.


The fate of a female sheep, thought to have escaped when on her way to slaughter, has been secured with a new loving home.


The sheep, named Ewe-dini, turned up on a patio in Derbyshire. She is believed to have roamed on her own for some years previously to being found.

Amy Bloore, 25, from Oakerthorpe, was watching television when Ewe-dini unexpectedly appeared in her back garden and was looking through the patio door window. The sheep lived with Amy and her partner for four days before being transferred to Brinsley Animal Rescue Centre.

Since March this year, Brinsley Animal Rescue Centre, Nottinghamshire, cared for the sheep. But now, TV antiques expert James Lewis has rehomed the lost ewe.

The great escape 

The sheep was tagged showing a farmer in Sheffield had sold her on at a market in Bakewell some year’s back. Her old tag suggests Ewe-dini escaped during the slaughter process.

Beth Hewis, Brinsley Animal Rescue worker said: “We think she is about six years old and was on the run for about four years.”

Beth said the ewe came to them, “in a bit of a state, as there had been a lot of snow. She had scabs on her nose and was very shy”.

The rescue centre nursed Ewe-dini back to health, and before she was rehomed she was no longer as shy, and would “come to you to feed”, Beth said.

James Lewis, Bamfords Auctioneers employee, Derbyshire, told the BBC he received a text from a friend informing him about Ewe-dini, asking him if “he had room for a little one”.

Brisley Animal Rescue believed that, as an animal lover, he was more than suitable to rehome the ewe. He has rehomed over forty rescued animals at his Derbyshire home, including other adopted cats, chickens, rabbits, pigeons, doves and sheep. Brinsley Animal Rescue confirmed he will be adopting a further two sheep from their centre. 

Ewe-dini is now said to be settled in her new home and her story has had a positive impact for the rescue centre.

Beth confirmed that all sheep from the rescue centre now have a home and Ewe-dini’s story has resuled in a “happy ending”.

She said sheep are known to be “good lawn mowers, they eat the weeds and turn the field into a bowling green”.



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