Meet poor Cookie who was found dumped at the side of the road in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, just before Christmas. Suffering from scoliosis (a twisted spine) he has since been taken in to The Donkey Sanctuary, Cork, where he is receiving expert care.
Jane Bruce, Donkey Welfare Adviser, said: “We were naturally very concerned about this donkey and more so because of his advanced age and condition of a twisted spine. It was a relief to get him removed to our sanctuary in Cork where he is now receiving expert management and care. We're glad to have found him and hope that 2015 brings him better luck."