Couple who have spent $40K on their disabled SHEEP take baths with him and allow him to sleep in their bed – and have even put off their wedding to focus on caring for him

  • Kristin Harkness, 33 and Jay Yonz, 35, adopted disabled sheep Moko last year
  • Couple from North Carolina, U.S., have spent $40K on vet bills and prosthetics
  • Moko cannot use his hooves and he sleeps in Kristin and Jay’s bed during night 
  • They also run refuge with more than 62 disabled animals including dogs and cats

A couple have postponed their wedding after spending over $40K (£30K) on their disabled pet sheep – and they even allow him to sleep in their bed.

Kristin Harkness, 33 and Jay Yonz, 35, from North Carolina adopted Moko last year, when they settled down after a trip around the US with their giant micro-pig, Ziggy.

Moko was declared disabled shortly after birth as he wasn’t able to use his hooves, and relies on four prosthetic limbs in a bid to walk.

The pair knew caring for him would be an expensive task, but were determined to save him from almost certain death on a farm.

Kristin Harkness, 33 and Jay Yonz, 35, adopted sheep Moko, pictured, last year and have since spent $40K on caring for the disabled animal

The animal-mad pair have even postponed planning their wedding to pay for Moko’s vet bills. Pictured is Jay with the sheep enjoying a bath in an outside pool

The couple have spent $40,000 (£31,000) so far on vet bills and specially adapted prosthetics for Moko, and have no intentions of stopping anytime soon.

Doting owner, Kristin said: ‘Moko is very much requiring 24/7 care, and we’re always with him.

‘His care has cost us so much money in the past 12 months that we haven’t had a chance to start planning our wedding.

‘We’ve had baths with him and he even sleeps in our bed – anything we can do to make him feel comfortable. 

Kristin, from North Carolina, pictured with Moko, said they let him sleep in their bed and will do anything to help make ‘him feel comfortable’

Jay, pictured with Moko, and Kristin are always with their beloved pet and said he is ‘very much requiring 24/7 care’

Moko, pictured in the pool, was declared disabled after birth as he wasn’t able to use his own hooves to walk and relies on four prosthetics to get around

‘Moko has prosthetics, but he still struggles to walk on them, so we often carry him around.

‘To us, he’s so beautiful and so happy, that we don’t mind waking up to his gorgeous face each morning when he sleeps in our bed.’

Kristin and Jay made the decision to spend thousands of dollars on Moko to give him a better quality of life, rather than go ahead with their wedding. 

Kristin, pictured with Moko, said they’re happy to pay for their pets vet bills and prosthetics

Moko, pictured with Jay in the bath while wearing hair caps, has been saved from an almost certain death on a livestock farm by being able to live with the animal-mad couple

Kristin said that to her and partner Jay, pictured with Moko, he is ‘so beautiful and so happy’

This paid for his vet bills and custom prosthetics to make sure the pampered sheep was comfortable.

The pair – who are completely vegan – haven’t stopped at caring for Moko, and own a animal refuge with over 62 disabled animals.

Kristin and Jay rescued the range of farm animals from various meat farms across the US

Jay said: ‘We’ve pushed back our wedding after spending so much on Moko, but I just feel blessed that we have so many amazing pets.

As well as taking naps with the couple, Jay pictured, in the garden Moko gets to sleep in their bed with Kristin saying she doesn’t mind waking up to his ‘gorgeous face each morning’

Jay and Kristin have spent $40,000 in a year on Moko’s prosthetics, pictured, to help him walk 

The couple, pictured Jay and Moko, often have to carry their unusual pet around the house

‘We’re currently caring for four sheep, seven goats, eight horses, one donkey, three cows, 33 pigs, two ducks, three chickens, one dog and two cats.’

Ziggy, the couple’s overgrown micro-pig, has also made his mark on more of the USA than most humans.

He travelled the length of the country in his owners’ minivan and firmly established his position in the family by becoming a viral sensation, having over 9,000 followers on social media.

Moko is pictured wrapped up in Jay and Kristin’s bed with blankets and teddies around him

As well as Moko, pictured with Jay in the bath, the couple have a pet pig called Ziggy

Kristin, who now looks after the animals full time alongside fiancé Jay, said: ‘We stopped travelling after we did all of the US – yet it was obvious Ziggy loved to travel and meeting new people.

‘We’ve somehow ended up with 62 rescued animals, all a variety of farm animals with disabilities, and we’re providing them with permanent residences and constant companionship.

‘I love waking up to Moko’s face every day and enjoy how busy our lives are with the animals.’

Jay and Kristin run an animal rescue farm which has 62 animals on including seven goats, eight horses, one donkey and 33 pigs. Pictured is Moko front with his wheels, another sheep and pig

Kristin said she ‘enjoys how busy our lives are with the animals’ on the farm. Pictured is Moko

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