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Fresh Start for Two Donkeys

On 18th May The Donkey Sanctuary took in two donkeys with severely overgrown feet, both in need of immediate welfare assistance.

The donkeys were taken to The Donkey Sanctuary’s emergency holding base in Scotland, after the charity was notified by a member of the public expressing concern about the condition of the donkeys’ hooves.



Pam Moon, The Donkey Sanctuary’s area welfare officer says, “When I arrived I was struck by both donkeys sharing the same quarters as the cows on the farm. They were covered in excrement and whilst their body weight was good due to sharing the cow’s food, the condition of their feet was extremely poor.

The two donkeys are now able to receive the highest level of medical attention through The Donkey Sanctuary, to ensure their feet are looked after correctly, and they are given the time and attention to improve their handling.”

To report neglect or mistreatment of donkeys, or for free, expert advice for anyone experiencing difficulties in caring for their donkeys, the Sanctuary’s regional welfare officers can be contacted on 01395 578222.

All of the donkeys taken in by The Donkey Sanctuary, now have a Sanctuary for life. The charity, including its holding base in Scotland, is funded entirely by donations and takes in an average of eight donkeys each week throughout the UK and Ireland.

Donkey Sanctuary

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