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Neddy has found his perfect match

Love comes in all shapes and forms and here at the Sanctuary we believe love isn’t just the variety that is shared between humans but with our long-eared friends too.

Turn the clock back 3 years and imagine our excitement when we pulled down the ramp on the back of the lorry to see a spindly little chap with a bent ear and no hair on his nose. Cue Neddy!

Neddy and Angel Eyes

Donkey with a huge personality

Meet Eli a two year old donkey with a huge personality who had been hand reared in his previous home. He is so strong willed, even from day one he insisted that he did not need his mum to look after him. This little fella manages to melt the hearts of everyone who comes into contact with him!

Eli’s family made the extremely difficult decision to relinquish him into our care last year when he became too boisterous to live with one of the elderly donkeys he shared his home with.


Thyme checking the Christmas carrots!

Some of you may remember one of our dear donkeys called Thyme who has lived with us here at Paccombe Farm for many years and is a legend in the world of donkeys.

She has had many ups and downs with her health over the years and every single time she has bounced back more determined than ever.

She is very popular among the staff and volunteers here at Paccombe Farm. All the donkeys adore her too. We thought you would like to see her doing what she loves best... winning us over!

Thyme checking the Christmas carrots!

It feels like the end of an era

Some of you may have read one of our previous blogs about a donkey called Spider. For those of you that haven’t, the story started in 1979 when a four month old foal called Spider came into the life of the late Dr Elisabeth Svendsen.

She wrote about him in a book called In Defence of Donkeys and this is how Spider's tale began:


Spring is definitely in the air...

Some of you may have seen the previous blogs on our little cat ‘Posh’. She lives on one of the yards with our elderly and laminitic donkeys. The yard in Spring Boxes is like a little sun trap and catches the sun for most of the morning (when we get any!) which is perfect for our elderly residents as it warms up their joints and they love to bask in the sunshine.

Spring is definitely in the air...


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