A lamb left crippled and treated with a makeshift harness made from an Ikea bag has made a remarkable recovery.
Gia damaged both front legs during an awkward birth.
Owner Ali Thom took her to the vet who warned that if she could not learn to stand up and run about with other lambs she would have to be put down.
Both front legs were placed in plaster casts but nerve damage prevented her from balancing or putting any weight on them.
So, in desperation, Ali’s husband Michael, fashioned a harness from an old Ikea bag and the lamb underwent daily physio walking lessons in the stable.
“She has come on a treat and is not only out of the stable and into the field with the other lambs, but has moved onto the big pasture land with my little herd,” said Ali of Arnbeg Farmstay near Kippen, Stirlingshire.
Gia is a long-haired Valais Blacknose, which originates from the Swiss Alps. The breed is known for its hardiness, flowing locks and Shaun the Sheep appearance.
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