Love comes in all shapes and forms and here at the Sanctuary we believe love isn’t just the variety that is shared between humans but with our long-eared friends too.
Turn the clock back 3 years and imagine our excitement when we pulled down the ramp on the back of the lorry to see a spindly little chap with a bent ear and no hair on his nose. Cue Neddy!
We instantly fell in love with this poor excuse for a donkey as it was clear from that moment on, he needed us. Neddy was brought into our care in 2011 after his owner made the difficult decision to relinquish Neddy due to lack of field space in his home.
When Neddy arrived he was so terrified of us he was little more than a speck on the horizon every time we went near him. It was a love-hate relationship, we loved him, he hated us! But little by little and with a lot of perseverance on both parts, we gradually began to win him over. Due to having severe sunburn on his nose in the past, Neddy needs special management to protect him from getting sun burnt again.
Once we started to make friends with this little chap, we dreamed of finding him a forever home. Not as easy as you think! We waited for what seemed like ages to find the perfect home for him. And like buses, two came along at once. And out of those two lovely offers, Neddy had found his perfect match!
His new family fell in love with him the second they set eyes on him and he immediately took to them too. Such a match made in heaven!
Now let us not leave out Neddy’s companion Angel Eyes (his name suits him perfectly) who came into our care in 2012. Angel is such a darling and we felt he would be a perfect match to send out with Neddy as he is so calm and trusting we felt this would be great re-assurance for him.
As soon as we put the boys together they seemed to click and have been inseparable ever since.
We are very pleased to be able to tell you that our two special boys are on the lorry (as we speak) to their new amazing home... pictures to follow of the happy ending.