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Abandoned and forgotten
We were notified of the plight of nine donkeys that were abandoned on the Sligo/Leitrim border with no shelter and no-one to care for them. We are restricted for space on our farms at the moment due to the large volume of donkeys that we have rescued in recent years but their condition was so terrible that we found the room to take them in.
We travelled west where we met nine wet and cold donkeys with severely overgrown and deformed feet waiting for us on a mountain side. The weakest donkey in the group was Kev, his hooves were terribly distorted due to complete neglect. Kev is seven years old but weighs the same as a two year old donkey. There was something special about this donkey, the way that he looked at you with his big eyes full of sorrow, all he wanted was for someone to show him love and kindness.
When loading them on to the lorry and driving out of the rural location it was comforting to know that the donkeys suffering and solitude was over and happier times lay ahead.
You can make a real difference by donating today
Please help us to provide these nine donkeys with lifelong care by making a donation. Thank you for your kindness.
How your donation will help...
RESCUE - €20 can pay for our rescue vehicles to stay on the road.
RECOVERY - €30 can pay for special feed to give donkeys extra vitamins they need.
SANCTUARY - €50 can pay for wood shavings for a warm and comfortable bed.
BRIGHTER FUTURES - €100 can pay for the veterinary care that many rescued donkeys need.