William arrived at The Donkey Sanctuary in March 2012 with three companions, Oscar, David and Buttons. When he first arrived he was only two years old and had very little experience of humans. He was incredibly nervous to handle or even approach to start with. He separated from two friends, Oscar and David, and stuck with his best friend Buttons who loved people. We thought that if we could bring William around to trust us,then we would have a fighting chance of finding him a forever home on our rehoming scheme.
This is a lovely picture of Rachel and Mike with their donkeys newly arrived today in South Wales.
Florence, Adele and Snowflake travelled down from Yorkshire where they have been living happily with their previous guardians for three years.
Unfortunately, due to ill health these kind people felt unable to continue caring for the donkeys, and because they are such a friendly threesome it was decided they could go directly into a new home.
Alex and Joseph recently arrived in their new home in North Scotland. Their new guardians have a camping and caravan business with a small children's pet area.
Alex and Joseph will have some new friends in their home; there will be 3 goats and 2 Hebridean sheep, pet rabbits and a few chickens. There will be lots of visitors to make a fuss of the donkeys and future walks through a small wood to the beach.
When I first visited the Mrvik family farm, I had no idea of the history for the desire of donkeys, their journey to fulfil that dream and what a massive impact two little donkeys would have.
Elaine Mrvik applied to rehome two donkeys from The Donkey Sanctuary before a stable was built so she had a real blank canvas to create a super environment for her donkeys and to design the building so looking after them would be so much easier.