We have seen unprecedented levels of donkeys and mules coming in our care. With the recent influx of donkeys we are now reaching full capacity on our farms and are in desperate need for space to create room for more donkeys that are in need of rescue.
Among the staff juggling this callenging problem is Nicky Spence, Farm Manager. She says "We have reached a point where we have very limited room left in reality increasing the number of donkeys in foster care through private homes and schools is going to be the biggest help of all. We are working hard to make fostering donkeys or mules as easy as possible, so if you are interested, please contact us and help us make room for more donkeys in need."
Two of our delightful foster donkeys, Patch and Spikey, are making a real difference to the people who use Brooklodge Nursery Adult Day Service near Galway.
"The donkeys are a great addition to our service. They are well loved, hugged and fun to be with and they give us lots of manure for our vegetable garden" said Christiana Gottschalk from Brooklodge.
"Patch, the bigger donkey, is calm and sweet and is the first to come and say hello. Spikey is great at crawling under fences and through hedges in pursuit of sweet grass and branches. Both love to be brushed and are very curious. They usually trot after us when we clean up in the field and regularly try to knock over the full wheelbarrow."
Brooklodge is part of Ability West, an organisation providing services for pepole with an intellectual disability.