For 10 years Kelly was a special donkey in the hearts of many children who visited our donkey assisted therapy centre in Leeds until she returned with her best donkey friend to the Sanctuary in 2011. You may remember Rosie, who was also an adoption donkey here at Leeds. Sadly Rosie's own health was failing rapidly so we waved goodbye to them both so that Rosie could get expert veterinary care at the Sanctuary. Sadly Rosie passed away in August 2012.
Both Kelly and Rosie were inseparable in life so it seems fitting that we pay tribute to both their lives as Kelly joins her best friend over the Rainbow Bridge and runs free with all the other adoption donkeys who have gone before them.
Kelly came into the Sanctuary's care in 1997 and as such a pretty donkey formed part of the Sanctuary's show team of donkeys before becoming an adoption donkey in 1999 here at Leeds. After 13 years she retired with Rosie back to the Sanctuary to spend the rest of their days together.
Goodbye Kelly from all of us at the Centre.