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Lamb Aid after animal's moor fall
Shaun the lamb
Shaun suffered nerve and tissue damage
A lamb who was found near to death on the Lancashire moors has become the subject of a charity rock concert.

Horse riders from Dam Top Riding Centre in Rawtenstall found the lamb - who has been named Shaun - injured in a gully.

They brought the five-week-old back to the stables where NHS worker Gian Rothwell has been looking after his damaged leg and hoof ever since.

A concert, dubbed "Lamb Aid", is now being held on Saturday to help raise money for Shaun's vet bills.

The vet confirmed that the lamb had suffered nerve and tissue damage.

He should be able to knock around quite well
Gian Rothwell

Local rock band Badger will play at New Hall Hey social club in his honour this weekend.

Proceeds will also go to the Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary in Edenfield, Rochdale.

The five-week-old is now being hand-reared with four bottle feeds a day.

Mr Rothwell, whose partner works at the stables, said: "When we first found him his leg was very weak, he had no strength in his shoulder and he was walking on the back of his hoof.

"If we can strengthen his hoof up, he should be able to knock around quite well with that."




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