Both George and Little Lad didn’t have the best start in life and were both relinquished to The Donkey Sanctuary from separate welfare cases but look where they are now, in a fabulous foster home where they have become very much part of the family. Due to their unsettled start in life, they have needed a very delicate, patient and caring touch, which they have found in abundance from their foster owners.
The boys found friendship in one another when they both arrived at the Sanctuary where they have grown together in character and gained confidence from the love and care of their grooms.
The boys are now spending their days playing donkey football, which is a glorious sight to witness, and have also been entertaining overseas guests. Whilst our Spanish donkey welfare adviser Nicky Cohen was in the UK visiting she couldn’t resist meeting Little Lad and George. Nicky currently takes care of 34 donkeys who are in foster homes in Spain from El Refugio del Burrito.
The boys also entertained guests who attended their donkey shower where they mingled with everyone and showed off at every opportunity to welcome their guests.
Foster homes are so important to The Donkey Sanctuary as they can provide that extra one to one care that some donkeys crave.
Sam Williams, one of our foster owners says “It’s overwhelming the extra fun these 2 boys have bought to our home. We have only had them a short time but can’t imagine life without them. We know they need extra love and care and we will have brilliant days and some not so, but getting these two amazing donkeys to trust us and see us as friends is one of the best jobs there is. Their characters are beginning to emerge and I know they will soon have us wrapped around their tiny little hooves. Simply brilliant!”
You can follow their progress in their new home by following them on their very own blog (see link below).