A tiny lamb appeared in the middle of the night and at death's door.
It was 3 a.m. on June 3, and a member of the public had brought the little lamb to Edgar's Mission, an animal sanctuary in Australia, begging them to take her in and try to save her life.
Filthy and freezing, the lamb was just a few hours old. "Judging by the terrible condition she was in and the smell of the filth that covered her, she was either born on a livestock transport or stockyard," Pam Ahern of Edgar's Mission told The Dodo. "She appears to have been trampled by other sheep and she was covered in urine and excrement, with her umbilical cord still dripping blood. She was definitely a newborn and more than likely missed out on her mother's life-saving colostrum."
Rescuers were determined to do everything in their power to help the poor animal survive after her rough beginning. They cleaned up the freezing lamb and wrapped her in blankets to keep her warm.Edgar's Mission announced the arrival of the tiniest lamb they have on its website, adding cautiously that it "will indeed be amazing if she survives." They named her Grace.