Yara (meaning loved one) and five others found themselves in an equine pound in County Longford in May 2016 after being abandoned. Their hooves were extremely overgrown and distorted, resulting in severe pain each time they took a step.
Thankfully, the pound called us and told us about the plight of these poor donkeys. An immediate plan was put in place to bring them to safety and to help end their suffering.
Yara is a skewbald mare who was underweight and infested with lice and worms, with horrifically painful hooves. She is bonded to other donkeys Lyanna and Meera.
Our experienced team could not believe the condition that their hooves were in, stating that "they have clearly never been trimmed". Despite the extreme level of neglect suffered by these donkeys, their kind nature and gentle spirits radiate. It is truly heartbreaking to witness defenseless donkeys in such pain.
There is a long road to recovery ahead for this family of donkeys – please do help us to help them if you can.