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Alison Beck's blog
I love my job, I love meeting so many people and their donkeys and am always bowled over by the relationship some owners have with their donkeys. But sometimes there are visits which are sad and emotional when owners contact me and ask me what they should do because their beloved donkey is not him/her self any more.
Some of you may remember the rescue of little Filbert and Columbo last year. They were in a pitiful state with overgrown hooves, lice and poor body condition. Both donkeys were found to be very elderly, in their 30s, and too frail to travel to The Donkey Sanctuary but could travel the short distance to my home to receive immediate veterinary care and lots of TLC.
Well that was a year ago and I’m thrilled to say that Columbo and Filbert (now called Bertie) are thriving. Both donkeys have had extensive farrier and dental work and tons of love which has transformed their lives.