Daisy and Derrin came into the Sanctuary’s care in April of this year as the result of their owner passing away. The gentleman’s widow sadly was not able to cope with managing the donkeys as she herself was in her mid 70’s and found looking after them on a daily basis too demanding.
Daisy and her daughter Derrin proved to be very kind donkeys and as we worked with both ‘girls’ over the summer their lovely personalities and confidence shone through.
When the opportunity of a fantastic (novice) home came up in Newry, Co. Down it was clear that Daisy and Derrin were the most suitable donkeys to be placed here. Interestingly their new home proved to be less than four miles from their original home!
And so both Daisy and Derrin travelled to their perspective new home last Saturday to undergo a settling in and training exercise. As their new guardian carers are relatively inexperienced in managing equines, Daisy and Derrin showed great confidence and patience during their handling session and their specifically designed 1 to 1 Donkey Care Course. Thankfully both donkeys settled well into their new surroundings taking it all in their (donkey) stride.
We will monitor the progress of both donkeys in this new guardian home and will happily provide support and advice as needed.
Good luck girls!