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Twisty the Sheep Returns Home to Indianapolis Charity

December 13, 2013

After treatment for serious dog bite wounds, Twisty the sheep left the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) this week with his owner, Sue Spicer of Indianapolis, to return to the Green Shepherd Project, a non-profit organization that uses sheep to mow abandoned lots on the capital city’s near east side.  Twisty was one of two Jacob sheep from the Green Shepherd Project brought to the VTH October 19, after the sheep were attacked by stray dogs.  Only Twisty survived the attack, and his wounds were so severe, it took nearly two months for him to recover enough to leave the Large Animal Hospital. 

Twisty received treatment for multiple bite wounds and related infection, as well as supportive care in the form of fluids and nutrition.  While he gained strength and his walking improved, he remained under observation until he was well enough to go home.  Sue picked-up Twisty Monday afternoon.  “We’re grateful to have the flagship sheep coming back to the Green Shepherd Project,” commented Sue as she prepared to load Twisty into her truck for the ride home.  Referring to the faculty, staff and students at the LAH, Sue added, “Without their care, we wouldn’t have Twisty coming home today.”  To view a video and hear Sue’s comments first-hand, click here.

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu

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