Millie is no longer available for new adoptions.

Millie has been experiencing some health issues recently and we have therefore decided not to ask new adopters to join her adoption family.

Please be assured that our expert veterinary team and grooms are providing your beloved Millie with the best possible care. Her health and happiness are our top priorities.

We will be updating this page regularly so that you can keep track of Millie's progress.

If you have already adopted Millie, she will remain your special donkey, as you are part of her existing adoption family. Thank you for continuing to be such a great friend to her.

Latest update

Recently, Millie, Jump and Dartanyan have spent most of their time inside the barn due to the wet weather.

Millie has had great fun rolling in the mud when she has been out, which means that she has enjoyed extra grooming sessions from the team.

Millie is developing a nice thick coat to protect her from the cold weather during the impending winter months.

The number of visitors to our Sidmouth sanctuary has decreased in recent weeks so there hasn't been much interaction for her over the fence. It's half term next week, so we may see a few more supporters coming to see our dear Millie.

Millie’s vet Polly and the rest of the team continue to monitor Millie's treatment very carefully, and make sure that she has everything she needs.

(Updated: 22/10/21 14:40BST)

Is Millie okay?

Millie has recently been suffering from a bad back and sore feet. This has caused stiffness in her legs and prevented her from walking around as much as usual.

Despite her current health concerns, we are confident that Millie is comfortable, happy and able to enjoy the company of her best friends Jump and Dartanyan.

We will continue to monitor Millie's quality of life carefully. We know that while her health issues are manageable now, her bad back and feet may become extremely painful in the future.

How are you looking after Millie?

You may have noticed via the webcam or when visiting our Sidmouth sanctuary that she has had some special pads on her hooves. These provide her with some extra cushioning underfoot to make her feel more comfortable.

Her loving grooms have been looking after her really well and are paying extra close attention to her at this time.

Millie shares a special bond with her vet Polly, who carries out regular check-ups to monitor Millie's condition closely.

I have already adopted Millie, how can I renew?

We will write to you when your adoption is due to renew with full details of how you can carry on your support of beautiful Millie, unless you have kindly chosen to pay by direct debit, which will automatically continue your adoption.

Millie standing in field
Millie and Jump standing next to each other
Millie

From Millie, and The Donkey Sanctuary family, thank you for all your support.

FAQs

Can I still see Millie on a webcam?

 Yes, there is a webcam at Shelter 6. However, we may need to move her at short notice and without notification.

Can I still see Millie when I visit the site?

Yes, Millie is still in her home at Shelter 6, where she is enjoying the company of her best friends Jump and Dartanyan. You can walk to her shelter and see her over the fence. However, we may need to move her at short notice and without notification.

Will Millie need to go to the veterinary hospital?

At present, Millie is comfortable, happy and enjoying the company of her best friends Jump and Dartanyan at her home in Shelter 6. Our expert veterinary team are visiting her regularly and are currently able to treat Millie in her home shelter. However, if we do need to move her it may be at short notice and without notification.

Is Millie in pain?

Despite her current health concerns, we are confident that Millie is comfortable, happy and able to enjoy the company of her best friends Jump and Dartanyan. We will continue to monitor Millie’s quality of life carefully. We know that while her health issues are manageable now, her bad back and feet may become extremely painful in the future.

Why can’t I adopt Millie?

Despite her current health concerns, we are confident that Millie is comfortable, happy and able to enjoy the company of her best friends Jump and Dartanyan. We will continue to monitor Millie’s quality of life carefully. We know that while her health issues are manageable now, her bad back and feet may become extremely painful in the future.

Because of this, we have taken the decision to not ask new adopters to join Millie’s adoption family. This means you will no longer find her available for adoption on our website.

I want to change my adoption donkey from Millie, how do I do this?

We understand you may wish to transfer to another adoption donkey, maybe at the time your adoption is due to renew, to arrange this please call the Adoption team on 01395 573133.