Spotty’s Story

Spotty is a young Pedi sheep that arrived at HERD in December 2023. We decided to bring Spotty to the orphanage after it became clear that Lammie, our devoted animal surrogate mom, needed assistance with her caregiving duties. Spotty’s presence means that Lammie can get the rest she deserves and ensures that her nurturing legacy continues.

Spotty was born on a farm in Tzaneen, a town not too far away from Hoedspruit, in July 2023. Interestingly, this is the same month that Phabeni was born. Adine fetched Spotty from the farm that December, and he drove with her and her dog, Nandi, to HERD. During the trip, Spotty and Nandi became comfortable with each other, and the two are now good friends.

To our surprise, Spotty and Nandi’s friendship has also impacted Lammie and Nandi’s relationship. Lammie had always been cautious of Nandi, but Spotty’s friendships with them both became a bridge that brought the two closer together.

Since he arrived at HERD, Spotty has seamlessly integrated into life at the orphanage. Spotty and Lammie stand by Phabeni’s side every day and cosy up next to him every night, offering the calf comfort and companionship. Though initially a bit wary of the Spotty, Phabeni now enjoys running around with his new sheep friend. Fortunately, Spotty has more than enough energy to keep up with Phabeni.

Spotty still has much to learn from Lammie, but he seems to be a quick learner. We look forward to seeing the impact that Lammie’s guidance will have on the little sheep.

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By becoming a foster parent, you’re contributing to the care of your adopted sheep. You’re helping us to provide your adopted sheep with everything they need to be healthy and happy. This includes daily food like fresh bana grass and lucerne, as well as cleaning and maintenance of the orphanage. If your adopted sheep needs any medical support, your contribution will go towards providing them with medicine and veterinary care.


We offer different adoption levels. You can choose to adopt by making a once-off donation or by making recurring monthly donations.


You can adopt a sheep yourself, or you can gift an adoption to a loved one.


All foster parents receive:

  • ● A personalised printable certificate
  • ● Access to a private Facebook group for foster parents
  • ● Quarterly updates on your adopted sheep
  • ● A digital birthday card


The higher your adoption level, the more special benefits you will receive. For example, Gold and Platinum foster parents receive unseen photos of their adopted sheep each quarter. For more details on benefits, please contact

Your adoption is the equivalent of:

Marula Bronze Silver Gold Platinum
Food for one day of each month Food for three to four days of each month, or Food for one week of each month, or Food for two weeks of each month, or Food for most days of each month, or
One medication each year Multiple medications each year, or One medication each month, or Multiple medications each month, or
One high-cost medication each year Multiple high-cost medications each year, or One high-cost medication each month, or
One veterinary visit each year Multiple veterinary visits each year

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