Earlier this year the owners of a donkey named Dylan reached out to us for help as they were having difficulty handling and managing him. Welfare adviser Ciara O’Kelly responded and found that Dylan had lived as a solitary donkey for the past three years. Dylan had developed behavioural habits commonly seen when young male donkeys are kept without a suitable companion. Ciara recognised that Dylan would benefit from donkey company and appropriate human interaction and recommended that he come into our care.
Dylan spent his first week settling in to our sanctuary and meeting other donkeys. Eugene Butler introduced him to some positive training techniques. Dylan soon blossomed in his new learning environment as can be seen from this recent footage.