Susie is a special breed of sheep known as a Gotlander, a Swedish breed of sheep.
She came to the sanctuary from a farm that had been using her to produce lambs and wool.
At just 7 years of age, Susie had become unable to give them any more lambs, and the farm decided it was not worth spending money on hay to feed her through another winter.
Susie was scheduled to be sent to the slaughterhouse.
With her mischievous black face, Susie is quite a character – she’s really full of life, and she is just as mobile and playful as the 2-year-old sheep who also live at Fields of Freedom.