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A new life for a marshland donkey

Following reports about the remains of a donkey along the river Corrib in Co Galway, members our welfare team investigated.

The donkey was terrified and we knew he would be difficult to catch

A new home for Teddy and Eric

Because of your donations, we are able to improve the lives of donkeys like Teddy and Eric. Can you make a donation today to help us continue our vital work?

Emily found six donkeys living in an environment that was not suited to their needs

A happy home for Seanie

When Emily Collins, Donkey Welfare Adviser investigated a welfare concern, she discovered a group of donkeys desperately in need of our help. It was clear they all needed new homes. Two homes were quickly identified for donkeys Lily and OB. Our friends at Hungry Horse Outside stepped up to offer a rescue space for Seanie and two colts called Teddy and Eric and they were moved to a local vet hospital to receive further care. While receiving treatment Emily and fellow Donkey Welfare Adviser, Clare Crowther, identified suitable homes for the three donkeys. 

Seanie shortly after Emily discovered him

A mother's love

In a group of donkeys beside our Visitor Information Centre lives a mother and son with a special bond.

Bocelli lives with his mother Eren in a group of donkeys at our sanctuary in Liscarroll.

Supporting the donkeys of Inis Mor

Two members of our welfare team travelled to Inis Mor in November to support the donkeys in the island community. 

Inis Mor Donkeys

Supporting Ned and Jack

When we received a request from a donkey owner, desperate for help, we responded with advice and support.

Jack and Ned were nervous and unused to being handled

Our sanctuary in Liscarroll

We know you miss visiting our donkeys at our sanctuary in Liscarroll and they miss you too!

Adoption donkey Jacksie

Preparing for the cold winter months

Winter care is about helping your donkey withstand the lower temperatures and stay healthy, rather than shutting them in completely.

Wintercare for donkeys

Seven foals saved

Seven foals found safety in our care after being rescued from hunger and cold. We recently caught up with their progress.

At home on the Open Farm