The foal, who was just five months old, was abandoned at Galbally Fair in Limerick. The Donkey Sanctuary rescued him after being tied to a skip and left for dead. He has since been named Baxter Law and he is enjoying the pleasures of being a care free foal at the Sanctuary with fellow rescue foals.
Welfare Adviser Katie Reed, who responded to the call by Limerick Animal Welfare, and arrived to find the foal tied to the skip, said: “This poor little foal was very distressed, standing in the rain and all tied up in ropes. He was very clearly frightened having been separated from his Mum at such a young age and left all alone .I’m relieved we could help and he’s now safe in our care and he is on the road to making a full recovery."
Fortunately he was abandoned in a public place and was spotted in the nick of time. We are grateful to Limerick Animal Welfare for their help in this rescue
Since Baxter's rescue he has recovered very well and has made a friend in Rudy! Rudy and Baxter spend their days now frolicking around Hannigan's Farm and they enjoy their daily grooming sessions with our farm staff and Quality Time Volunteers.
We are eternally grateful to our wonderful supporters who enable us to save donkeys like Baxter Law.