The Donkey Sanctuary Worldwide made a one off £10,000 donation to help the Good Samaritan Donkey Sanctuary, which was hit by drought and bush fires in Australia earlier this year. The sanctuary made an urgent request for help after running out of food and water for its donkeys and local feed suppliers capped the amount that could be bought. The sanctuary’s onsite water catchment dam also ran dry, and it had to truck in 11,000 litres of water twice a week. The funding paid for 21 tons of barley straw and two weekly water collections, which will last through to the end of the southern hemisphere summer in April and protect them from any price rises for feed, ensuring the donkeys have a stable supply through this unprecedented time of natural crisis.
The Good Samaritan Donkey Sanctuary is the largest in Australia, looking after 80-150 donkeys at any one time and is located in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.
Image credit: Good Samaritan Donkey Sanctuary Australia.