A lost lamb was rescued after it stumbled onto a golf course and was spotted by a group of teenage girls, who called the RSPCA.

The animal welfare charity received the call on the evening of Friday, April 7, and dispatched animal collection officer Kim Sheriff.

Kim found the baby at the course in Nelson, Lancashire and collected him, and the following morning inspector Natalie Taylor contacted local farmers.

Natalie was unable to find where the little lamb had come from, so officers arranged some official paperwork to transport the lamb and a local farm park agreed to take him on.

Kim said: "A member of the public found the lamb all alone on the golf course and couldn’t see any other sheep nearby so called us.

“The lamb was very young and it wasn’t clear where he had come from. He seemed rather ‘teed off’ to be there all alone.

“He still had his umbilical cord attached so we took him to a nearby veterinary centre for assessment.

“Staff gave him a feed but couldn’t keep him so I took him overnight to keep up the feeding.

“This little one was very young and vulnerable so the girls definitely did the right thing in calling us to come and help him.

“If anyone sees an animal in distress or is concerned for a baby animal then we would urge them to call our 24-hour cruelty line for advice.”

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