The kindness of Cork City residents has this month helped to save a donkey which is now recovering in the care of The Donkey Sanctuary.
Several members of the public in Cork had become concerned for the donkey, which has since been named St Francis, after seeing him tied to a railing by his back leg with a painfully tight head collar. The donkey could barely move and eventually broke free from the railing and wandered onto the areas’ extremely busy roads.
Witnesses contacted the Cork Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals who contacted The Donkey Sanctuary for assistance. St Francis was transported to the safety of The Donkey Sanctuary in Liscarroll where staff were able to treat him and introduce him to the companionship of other donkeys.
Donkey Welfare Co-Ordinator Sinead Fitzgrerald says: “We’re very grateful to the kind people in Cork City who got in touch to help save this donkey; we found him wandering by perilously busy traffic and were glad to be able to bring him to safety. St Francis is the perfect name for this lovely donkey, he has settled in very well to Sanctuary life.
“He has even made friends with another rescued donkey, called Clogs, who came to us over the summer with hooves so horrifically distorted that we were worried that he may not survive. These two donkeys are now devoted to one another, having suffered immensely at the hands of humans. Despite that both donkeys have such sweet, gentle and loving natures and can now look forward to a happy life together free from suffering and cruelty.”
Provisions are being put in place by The Donkey Sanctuary to ensure that these sweet donkeys will have the most fulfilling life possible; you can help to ensure their health and happiness by making a donation.