Lucky Sam

At Mossburn Community Farm we rescue and rehome misused, abused, unwanted and neglected animals.  Why not foster your favourite animal? You will get:

  • A personal letter from your chosen animal, with their own signature!
  • Your own personalised Certificate of Fostering
  • The chance to visit your new friend at Mossburn whenever you like.

One years foster is just £2 a month.
It’s quick, it’s easy and it really, really makes a difference to their lives.

£24.00 for the year.


Lucky Sam is so named because he managed to escape from a lorry carrying him the abbatoir.

There is a lay-by outside Dumfries where livestock transporters often swop a load from one lorry to another and Lucky Sam made good his escape during the process. The first we heard was when the Police rang to ask if we could assist them with some lost property, Lucky Sam had been found on the roadside and rounded up and penned by a local farmer.

The Police tracked Sam to the market where he had been sold but were unable to locate an owner so we took charge of the “lost property.” Lucky Sam is our wildest sheep, he has been with us since 2005 and is as wild and untrusting of humans now as he was on the day he arrived. We never try to tame those animals who so obviously do not want to become tame so Sam is caught only when necessary to be shorn, vaccinated, wormed and have his feet trimmed.

In winter when the sheep are trough fed Lucky Sam will not even approach the troughs until whateverhuman filled them has gone away!