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Young ram fighting for life after being abandoned in Meopham

PUBLISHED: 10:57 05 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:57 05 March 2013

The abandoned Soay ram

The abandoned Soay ram

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A young ram is fighting for its life after being found weak and malnourished by animal rescue in Meopham on Sunday.

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Wayne May, of Artisan Rare Breeds, discovered the creature in White Post Lane and says it is the worst case of neglect he has ever come across.

He said: “I had him on a drip, but now he’s eating on his own. He still can’t stand up very well, so it’s touch and go whether he’ll survive.”

Less than a year old, it is thought the ram may be an abandoned pet originally bought to graze the owner’s land.

It was an eventful weekend for Wayne who also found a male Swan in the middle of a road in Eynsford.

After he and a vet could see nothing wrong, the animal was released back into the Thames Estuary on Monday.

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