Meet The Residents

Meet The Residents Of MVS
Here you can take a look at each resident of MVS, we’ll rotate the profiles shown so everyone has a chance for their story to be told. Check back often to see who’s story is up next!

Jake & Elwood
Jake (black & white) and Elwood (tan & white) were the very first rescues at MVS. They were rescued from slaughter at ages 12 weeks and 8 weeks, Elwood died 9 days after his rescue in my arms due to pneumonia, we tried to save him from day 1.
Jake was then given a 50% chance of survival, thankfully he made it, Our logo is designed in Elwoods memory.
Resident Spotlight
Vinnie was born as a surprise on April 9th 2019. We were set to meet the staff of The Grapevine Magazine of Pueblo, CO for an onsite interview.
I went to meet the staff and have them follow me back to MVS.  I started down the driveway and saw Claire lay down. It felt odd, so I parked and got out to check on her.

She had began giving birth. 20 mins later I called the veterinarian and told him how there had been no progression and I asked if I should pull and assist. The vet stated that it sounded like the lamb was stuck at the shoulders and that I should begin pulling and assist with the delivery. After I was able to get a good enough grip, his shoulder adjusted and he was born 🙂 (Check out the video of his birth).

We decided to name him “Vinnie” in honor of the magazine visit, as they arrived only minutes after Vinnie was born.
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Mountain View Sanctuary
Walsenburg, CO 81089
(719) 470-0449