Diesel was taken into the care of The Donkey Sanctuary when he was just a few hours old after being rejected by his mother. He was very weak and in need of nourishment and care. The Veterinary team responded immediately and brought the weak little fellow into the warm and secure Sanctuary where he was bottle fed. The Vet and Farm teams formulated a rota as Diesel needed to be fed every two hours and monitored closely. There were some heart-wrenching moments when the Veterinary Surgeons were called in urgently and we were unsure of Diesel's future.
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Join our Donkey Welfare representatives who will be meeting and greeting people at the fabulous Easter Event in Airfields this Sunday.
Come along from 12-4pm and meet the beautiful donkeys, witness farrier demonstrations by our expert farrier and all round donkey expert Eugene. Speak to Cathy about her life as a Donkey Welfare Adviser and find out about the wonderful foster scheme that we operate. Loads to see and do on the day, not to be missed!
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Daisy O. At the grand old age of 53, Daisy was one of our oldest donkey residents and was hugely loved by all who knew her from farm staff to the vets and visitors.
A beautiful white donkey, Daisy will be remembered as being a gentle donkey with a real cheeky streak. She would do anything to secure an extra feed, often standing at the gate braying loudly to make sure our farm staff knew she was hungry and wanted her feed.
We are delighted to build on the success of our training courses aimed at donkey owners or people thinking about owning donkeys.
Stage 1 is an induction day which will help you decide if donkeys are suitable for your home and what to expect when they arrive and to feel more confident about looking after and handling your donkeys. Donkeys are not small horses with big ears so even if you have owned horses for 20 years there is so much to learn about the differences between caring for donkeys and horses that attending a course is always an eye-opener.