One of the best bits to my job as a Welfare Adviser is opening up new homes on The Donkey Sanctuary re-homing scheme. The Children's Zoo at Walton Hall Gardens in Warrington welcomed their new donkeys Charlie and Lenny from our Derbyshire Centre holding base to join their impressive selection of animals.
From my initial visit, it was very obvious the Children's Zoo has very high levels of care and animal management. Their previous donkey called Bobo is still very sadly missed and a huge donkey void had been left. I know Charlie and Lenny will never replace Bobo, but they will bring as much pleasure to all the visitors and staff.
Two members of staff went along to one of our "Introduction to Donkey Care Courses" in Buxton and then our Admissions team pulled out all the stops to find a suitable pair for the Children's Zoo and Charlie and Lenny fulfilled their criteria and arrived safely.