Sheep in Danger! Australians issue urgent call for shearers - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

Sheep in Danger! Australians issue urgent call for shearers

Posted: Updated:

Animal welfare officers in Australia made a desperate appeal for shearers after finding this sheep with wool so overgrown its life was in danger. The very woolly merino sheep was spotted wandering on its own outside the capital Canberra by bushwalkers who alerted local RSPCA officers.

On its Facebook page Tuesday, the RSPCA said it was "urgently seeking the help of a shearer." Within hours, the call had been heeded. According to Australia's public broadcaster, four time Australian Shearing Championship winner Ian Elkins has "put his hand up for the job."

The sheep will be sheared Thursday morning.

Powered by Frankly