Huxley had spent 10 years longing for a better life. He was always seen lying against the fence surrounding his enclosure all day and night at his ‘home’ at the New Jersey zoo. His utter sadness was noticed by the visitors and he was nicknamed “the depressed ram”.
However, his world was about to change for the better, he just didn’t know it.
Founder of Uncle Neil’s Home (UNH), a farm animal rescue, Rian Feldman said, Before Huxley’s liberation, he lay flat on the ground 24/7 and he didn’t have shelter or a single friend, it was obvious that he had given up on life.”
If Huxley wanted to survive he needed a helping hand.
On UNH’s Facebook, a post read, “He didn’t have shelter and was suffering from an injured front leg. We submitted an urgent proposal to county commissioners to release Huxley to us, and as soon as the proposal was accepted, we brought Huxley home to UNH.”
They rushed Huxley in for a medical exam which showed he was suffering from severe osteoarthritis which required laser therapy, steroid injections and pain management.
Reminiscing on the first time she laid her ones on Huxley Feldman said, “This image of Huxley kept me up at night and filled me with pain and heartache because I could see and feel his immense suffering. I would see him lying on the ground when I closed my eyes, and I promised him that one day, I would get him out. I didn’t stop fighting until the county surrendered him.”
And on December 23, 2021, Huxley’s life finally changed for the better as he drove off to his forever home where he’ll happily spend his remaining years.
“Huxley is so happy and very present and at peace,” Feldman said. “He made himself right at home when he arrived in the sanctuary, and our other sheep residents fell in love with him instantly. He is happy, loved, and he wakes up each morning with a new zest for life that he didn’t have prior to his liberation.”
She continued, “Huxley has brought so much joy into my life, simply because I get to watch him live the life that he always deserved and waited 10 years for,”