“While merinos are typically sheared every spring, rescuers think the sheep, named Chris, had probably had never been shorn. His wool had grown to about four to five times the normal amount of wool for a merino sheep, resulting in some serious health problems.”

Just saw this story in the news about an Australian sheep who hadn’t been sheared in FIVE years, and THANK GOODNESS that someone alerted the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals! The poor thing had probably never been shorn and he had been carrying over 89lbs of wool on its back–which could break a Guinness World Record!

 

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