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Neglected and abandoned
Earlier this year, a 12 year old stallion donkey was discovered abandoned in Derry. The donkey was in a severely neglected state with painfully long hooves that made walking very difficult..
No owner came forward to claim the donkey following an appeal by Derry & Strabane District Council. The future of the donkey hung in the balance when the judge presiding over the case instructed permission for the donkey to be euthanised if a new home could not be found for him. Following collaborations with the local council animal welfare division, we stepped in to secure the donkey’s future.
You can make a real difference by donating today
The donkey was aptly called Lucky and has undergone veterinary and farrier attention for his hooves.
Lucky has a very sweet disposition but he is nervous and staff at the sanctuary have begun the long process of encouraging him to trust humans again. It is thanks to the kindness and continuing generosity of you, our loyal supporters, that we can help donkeys like Lucky.
We hope in time that Lucky will become confident and join our rehoming scheme. There is a long road ahead for Lucky and we appreciate any donations you can give to help donkeys like him.
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.