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Lambs rescued in city centre

A pair of lambs have been given a new home after being found abandoned in Leicester city centre.

Residents came to the rescue of the two lambs after they found them wandering the streets near Evington Road one evening in April.

The lambs were walking amongst bricks and broken furniture behind a row of shops in the area when residents heard their baaing.

A local shop owner fed them milk and bread while residents phoned the RSPCA.

RSPCA officer Sharon Knight said: “It’s the first time in 13 years I’ve seen anything like this.

“They are too young to be away from their mother and we’re not sure how they came to be dumped in the middle of the city.

“A shop owner had let them into a concrete courtyard but he wasn’t sure what to do with them.

“He fed them bread and milk but that’s not ideal for lambs of their age, they need their mother’s milk.

“We want people to realise it’s not acceptable to just take lambs out of a field and dump them in the centre of Leicester.”

Mechanic Alan Karim, 26, who works nearby, said: “It was going on all day. I could hear them making sounds like they were crying. It was really loud.

“We didn’t know where it was coming from and then we saw two very small lambs in the car park across the road.”

The pair have been named Lilly and Lola and are now being raised by a private owner after being given a full bill of health.


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