Enoch is 23 years old and has been with his present foster carer, Ann, for ten years. He is a brilliant foster donkey but he really shines when asked to go out to give some love to people as a therapy donkey.
He was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease (or PPID as it is now called) two years ago. He really became quite poorly and could no longer perform his duties as a therapy donkey and it was uncertain if he would ever return to it, much to everyone’s dismay.
Enoch was put on long-term medication to treat the illness but his future was still hanging in the balance as not all equines respond to the medication. Enoch, however, has responded well and is now back to the loving character he was previously, though he will have to remain on his medication for the rest of his life.
Enoch has returned to his therapy job and really is becoming quite the star in South Wales as he has been reported on in many of the newspapers there, showcasing his talents as a therapy donkey. Ann says “He is just fab in every way and he loves visits; He comes alive.”
Enoch is a true testament to the statement "you reap what you sow.” Ann is always engaging her donkeys in activities, giving them lots of love, attention and first class care and she spends much of her spare time encouraging other donkey owners to do the same. This hands-on approach develops a truly meaningful bond between donkeys and their human carers.