This is one of my foster homes, which is the perfect example of how to keep donkeys happy and healthy with a free range system through cleared woodland, tracks and fields.
The donkeys, Brandy and Dinky, have completely changed their body language and are far more relaxed and friendly and get a lot more contact with their foster owners who are in and out of the house and barn, and the donkeys follow them and join in.
They like to help with DIY jobs in the barn and to help care for the chickens and geese, they also enjoy communicating with the pony in the paddock next door.
Their body condition is ideal and they walk miles every day and love eating the wood, brambles and gorse they find on their way. The home also of course has a stable and concrete yard for when the farrier or vet is coming or for when they need to stop eating!
Interested in rehoming donkeys?
Rehoming donkeys is one of the most amazing things you can do to help us both financially and in terms of freeing up our staff to provide more specialist care to donkeys that need it most.
If you would like to find out more, please visit the rehoming donkeys section of our website.
Alternatively, if you don't have the space, you can still help us by adopting a donkey at the Sanctuary where they will remain and you contribute towards their long-term care.