On Palm Sunday, The Donkey Sanctuary responded to a request from two churches to attend two services in Belfast.
‘Sooty’ the donkey attended and was greeted with much adoration from the congregation in both parishes. Sooty was on hand to meet and greet everyone in the church hall and then made his way to the altar where he stood quietly as the Palm Sunday observation was read.
Sooty has come a long way since facing euthanasia as an unwanted donkey at an equine pound. It is hoped that having recently joined our re-homing scheme that he will find a loving guardian home.
The visitation allowed us to spread the word about our necessary work as well as re-enforcing the donkey’s important symbolic meaning at this time of the year.
Many thanks to Willowfield and Mount Merrion Church for their kind hospitality, continued support and kind donations to the Sanctuary.