Do you remember the story of Merlin’s ear? He was a patient in the donkey hospital because he had damaged his ear. Do you remember the story of Merlin’s ear? He was a patient in the donkey hospital at our Sanctuary in Sidmouth because he had damaged his ear.
Merlin and his friend Figaro spent almost ten weeks in the hospital while the vets tried to save Merlin’s ear, which was damaged after an accident during a play fight with another donkey. The ear was bandaged for many weeks during the healing process, and generated a lot of curiosity from the visitors wondering how the bandage stayed on.
Two weeks ago Merlin and Figaro moved back to Brookfield Farm, which is one of our outlying farms situated near Honiton, they have settled back in well, and are pleased to be home with familiar donkey faces.
Merlin’s vet Sophia says “Merlin and Figaro have now moved back to Brookfield to be with their friends. The ear has completely healed now, though he has been left a little lop-sided, he looks rather adorable”.