On the last few days, misty mornings have given way to sunny afternoons, which has really helped the bog out the front of the stables to start too dry out. Unfortunately I woke this morning to heavy rain and when I arrived to start working with the mules, the bog now resembles a pond!
The Donkey Sanctuary has a dedicated team of 45 regional and area welfare officers throughout the UK and Northern Ireland who investigate reports of cruelty to or neglect of donkeys, quickly and efficiently.
Free advice, help and support on caring for donkeys is also provided to owners by our welfare Officers.
If you are concerned about a donkey's welfare, please contact one of our regional welfare officers.
All calls are strictly confidential.
Believe it or not spring is around the corner! After a particularly cold and wet winter we are all looking forward to the grass starting to grow and daylight hours getting longer. Spring is a wonderful time of year and our donkeys and mules enjoy it as much as we do.
The Donkey Sanctuary organised and hosted a meeting recently to share lessons about harness interventions in international work. Chris Garrett, the Sanctuary's International Harness Development Co-ordinator, chaired the meeting.
Two donkeys named Mary and Joseph who were found abandoned on a main road in Potters Bar in Hertfordshire will have a warm stable and secure future this Christmas after being taken into the care of The Donkey Sanctuary this week.
Equine feed specialists, TopSpec, have developed a new donkey forage product in conjunction with international welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary and launch the unique product across Britain this week.
TopSpec have also shown their support for the charity by agreeing to donate £1 from every bag of the product sold.