We are so excited to finally be able to introduce you all to our friend and yours, new adoption donkey Henry.
All of us here in Manchester just know you are going to love this inquisitive chap who is out to spark a friendship with someone special.
He has two distinctive white flecks on his nose, Henry is swiftly becoming a central part of the important work we do with children with additional needs here at our donkey assisted therapy centre.
So why Henry? He is just very friendly and into everything. He always wants to know what you are up to and he’ll often wander over to try and get a head scratch off you – he loves a good scratch.
He has done quite a bit of training with us now and is great with the children when he is providing riding therapy sessions - he just loves it when it’s time to go fast.
The thing with Henry is that he gets on with the entire herd. Most donkeys will bond as pairs and have what we might call a ‘best friend’, but Henry is friends with everyone.
Henry is best friends with everyone
That’s why we know you’re going to love being his friend too.
He is fast and a bit quirky; he loves to dash about and sometimes you can spot him pulling a bit of a funny grin.
But as soon as he is in the arena with the children, he is as good as gold, gentle and reassuringly calm.
Henry is being introduced to the adoption scheme after it was decided that our gorgeous and ever-popular Toby was going to be able to put his hooves up in retirement after 11 years of making wonderful memories with his adopters – now, it’s time for a rest.
Don’t worry though, Toby will still be in our adoption yard as it is his permanent home.
We will be holding a special retirement party on Friday, 11 September to celebrate his 11 years on the adoption scheme, and his adopters are more than welcome to come along and join in the party.
We love the saying that ‘good friends are like stars; you don’t always see them, but you know they are always there’.
Henry just wants to be your friend, and if you want to be his friend too, you can check out this video and his gallery of pictures.
So why not adopt Henry today?