Name the baby lamb contest
This baby lamb was born on Easter Sunday, April 8. He is the newest addition to the sanctuary and is still in need of a name.
The “Name the Baa-by Lamb” contest in now underway. People are invited to think of a name for the lamb and send in their submissions by May 25.
All entries will go to a panel of five judges, who will then each select their favorite. The five finalists will then be put up to a public vote, with the favorite name winning.
Those wishing to name the lamb can visit www.lakeviewanimalsanctuary.org or send the lamb’s name, their name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lakeview Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit organization that provides homes for unwanted, injured, abused or abandoned animals.
Sanctuary Director Sandi Pfohl has been taking in and rescuing exotic, wildlife and farm animals for many years. Her list of animals include sheep, goats, alpaca, llamas, chickens, rabbits, pigs, dogs and cats.
The Lakeview Animal Sanctuary is also the home of Thomas T. Butterball, a local celebrity turkey and petting zoo favorite.
Over the summer, the sanctuary will be holding a free petting zoo in conjunction with the Lockport Community Markets from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from July 21 to Aug. 26.
They will be located at the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St. During the petting zoo, people will get the opportunity to meet the baby lamb and his sanctuary friends.
The Lakeview Animal Sanctuary is also always in need of volunteers and donations.
“We could use a lot of things,” Pfohl has said. “We have no limit on age to help volunteer. It’s a great place to learn about animals.”
The sanctuary is in need of used blankets, towels, sheets, pillowcases, cleaning supplies, cool whip containers or similar used containers that can be used for food and water dishes and cardboard paper towel or gift wrap tubes.
They are also in need of animal cages, animal feed, used pet carriers, broom handles and hay or bedding straw.
Cash donations are also welcome to help fund the cost of hay, feed and veterinary care.
There are also many jobs a person interested in volunteering could do.
At any time, the sanctuary can house more than 100 animals, which each love attention.
For more information about the Lakeview Animal Sanctuary, 5180 Fiegle Road in Pendleton, or to volunteer or make a donation call 574-0359.