Baby Animals and their Stuffed Surrogates


You may never have given it a second thought, but stuffed toys are the unsung heroes of our baby animal rescues. Orphaned lambs, piglets and kids all find comfort from snuggling against the frumpy creatures. For them they become surrogate mothers and provide the constant companionship vital in those first few days – they can make all the difference when life is teetering so uncomfortably close to the edge.

So without further ado, here is our tribute to the slumping yet steadfast heroes to countless orphaned animals. We’ve put together a selection of the cutest baby animals and their surrogates:


Penelope Sue was the runt from the litter of a rescued sow, she was so tiny she needed a little extra care. The elephant in the room was always there for her.


And gave Penelope Sue the moral support and confidence needed on her first outdoor ventures.


Jasmine, a rescued bobby calf, was surrendered to us when she became dangerously ill. Her endlessly festive friend kept her heart warm while we desperately fought for her to pull through her first days at Edgar’s Mission.

Smiley Gorilla

At only one week old Smiley was orphaned and taken to a produce store in the hopes that there would be someone to take him in. He went from strength to strength with the support of his gorilla, until he found the might to climb atop the highest peak in sight. Thank goat for that!

Mister Truffles

All too often the myth of tea cup pigs has seen pigs bred, sold and outgrown their small spaces. Before the cruel reminder of his past life was gently removed from his nose, Mister Truffles snuggled for hours with Festive Ted.


Lambing season cruelly falls in winter, meaning millions of newborn lambs are exposed to the coldest days of the years, many not making it through the long nights. Little Tuesday (top) was found trembling and alone sitting on a road.


Like Tuesday, Sundance The Kid was also found mysteriously alone by a road. Sundance has many a use for his surrogate mothers, not all of which involve cuddles – Teddy Mountain also makes a plush bed.

Sundance and Jessica

Sundance made friends quickly, collecting hearts wherever his little hooves and snazzy jackets take him.


Neo was the first rescue of 2015 – and he certainly was in dire need. With photosensitivity blisters and scabs covering his face, presumably from eating toxic plants, Neo spent long days and nights recovering from the painful sores. And who was the constant companion by his side? None other than Disco Doug, with ready to rave fluoro, enviable eyebrows and a heart of pure stuffing.

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14 thoughts on “Baby Animals and their Stuffed Surrogates

  1. I love the way you love your mission, you are one of the purest and strongest example of how humans should behave, thank you SO much from my heart!

  2. I wish you were in the U.S. I would certainly volunteer! Your kindness to these animals is remarkable and I look forward to seeing your daily posts. I hope your kindness spreads to all. A little bit of kindness goes a long way for your souls and the animals lives.

  3. So lovely to see people you love animals as much as I do. So encouraging to know I am not alone in wanting to protect and cuddle these babies. Thank you so much for your hearts and mission!!!! Awesome!!!! Let me know where you are if that is ok. Would love to visit sometime!!!!

  4. Dear Pam & Team, you have created and you are running the most amazing place! I’m cheering your every success of bettering the lot of so many dear animals. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for caring for all of them and for the important educational work you’re doing, too! My best wishes to all at Edgar’s Mission!

  5. Thanks again for your kindness to these otherwise forgotten creatures. So nice to see them comforted by their stuffed furry friends. You really are angels.

  6. Love everything you do!!!!!! Do you sell the sweatshirts with your mission statement on them??? Love your statement. It says it all!!!!!

  7. I love what you do pam and its extraodinary to say the least. When I retire I would love to be in your shoes. well done.I would like to know what set you on this path!

  8. Hi Pam, Thank you to you and your team for all you do. I can sew and am interested in making (donating) something to comfort or help the animals like coats or jackets. Is there a pattern you use?

  9. I have 7 horses a pet cow,goose,ducks,chickens.3 rescued dogs.parrots.[Pigeons, and much work to do feeding them all. One of my chickens leg got bitten off by a RAT presumably. I now have her inside the house, I have medicated her limb which has suffered an amputation just below her hock. I intend making a prosthesis later for her so she can walk again. I do NOT own any land. People I know say I am mad keeping my horses, but here in AUSTRALIA there are not the sanctuarys like in UK. here the cure is a BULLET. I have been born to look after the animals,etc.and taken many a bullet out of wild animals,and set many a broken bone.

  10. I LOVE your heart Pam and all of Edgar’s Mission! How I would love to come and live and care for all your friends!

    May ALL of God’s blessings surround you!

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