“I felt his pain like it was my pain.”
Huxley yearned for a better life for ten years. In all hours of the day and night at the New Jersey zoo he called home, he could be seen pressed up against the fence surrounding his enclosure. Visitors could not help but notice Huxley’s sorrow, which earned him the nickname “the depressed ram.”
But better times lay coming; he just wasn’t aware of them yet.
According to Rian Feldman, the creator of Uncle Neil’s Home (UNH), a farm animal rescue, “Before Huxley’s emancipation, he laid flat on the ground 24/7 and had no shelter or a single buddy.” It was clear that he had lost hope in living.
If Huxley wanted to live, he had to get help immediately.
UNH posted on Facebook, “He didn’t have shelter and was suffering from a damaged front leg.” When the urgent request for Huxley’s release from the county commissioners was approved, Huxley was brought to UNH immediately.
A thorough medical examination revealed that the ram had severe osteoarthritis and needed pain medication, laser therapy, and steroid injections.
She began to consider how to remove Feldman once he left Huxley’s side.
Because I could see and feel Huxley’s terrible anguish, the vision “kept me up at night and overwhelmed me with pain and heartache,” Feldman said. “When I closed my eyes, I would imagine him lying on the ground, and I made a vow to him that one day, I would get him out. I continued to battle until the county gave him up.
Huxley finally made it to the house where he’ll gladly spend his remaining years on December 23, 2021.
Here, you can see Huxley’s remarkable development both before and after his rescue:
Huxley is currently leading the life that he merits. He is no longer “the depressed ram,” but rather the happy ram who can be seen playing with his companions in the meadow.
According to Feldman, Huxley “is so joyful, quite present, and at peace.” “When he first entered the sanctuary, he settled in perfectly, and the other sheep inhabitants fell in love with him immediately away. He is content and loved, and since his emancipation, he has developed a new sense of vigor for life.
Huxley has a real family and will no longer be known as the depressed ram thanks to his long-awaited release.
Due to the fact that he is now living the life he has been waiting ten years for, Huxley has brought Feldman a great deal of happiness.