Panache the donkey lived a rather sad and lonely existence having being abandoned in a remote forest and then removed to an equine pound where his future hung in the balance. He was underweight and had the classical long, twisted hooves that indicated previous neglect. Thankfully The Donkey Sanctuary was able to secure the future of this young skewbald donkey that proved to have a very quiet, kind nature.
As staff at the Sanctuary continued to work with Panache they continued to be impressed with his calm temperament and identified that he would be a suitable donkey to join our rehoming scheme. Following health checks, a suitable diet and a series of hoof trims to correct his overgrown feet Panache’s health and condition improved.
When The Sanctuary was approached by a family looking for a companion for their cob gelding, Panache came to mind as the most suitable donkey. The prospective guardian family visited Panache and checks were made to ensure that all provisions were in place to ensure Panache’s needs would be met.
And so Panache joined his new ‘forever’ family today, where he was not only company to his new cob friend ‘Sparky’, but also to chickens, turkeys, goats and several dogs!
While The Donkey Sanctuary normally rehomes donkeys in pairs, we will carefully consider rehoming donkeys as single units when we can ensure that the donkey’s particular needs are being met.