Hey, I’m Buttercup the Sheep!

Hi I’m Buttercup. I am a Shetland sheep. I was saved by the Idlewild team in the summer of 2018 with my three best friends after our owner decided we were no longer profitable for use in breeding due to our age and was sending us off to the meat market. The team saw a Facebook post about us and and straight away started trying to raise funds to be able to save us. The teams raised enough funds for 4 if us and came along to pick us up, We now live in the mixed field living out our twilight years together. We are all very thin and we need extra food to keep us going. I have put more weight on now We don’t have many teeth left so need a bit extra care to keep us health. We have also had problems with foot root which the team have worked hard to treat. By sponsoring me you can help with the necessary feed and veterinary costs required for an old ewe as well as help provided and lots of yummy strawberries and grapes as these are my favourites.

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To sponsor Buttercup the Sheep, please download this form: Buttercup Idlewild Sponsorship Form

Please complete the form and email back to the Sanctuary Manager: kim.idlewild@gmail.com


By becoming a sponsor, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Thank you letter
  • Image of your sponsored animal
  • Entry to exclusive sponsor days – here you can meet other sponsors, chat over provided refreshments whilst spending quality time with your animal
  • Bi-annual newsletter, updating you on your animals’ adventures