At the age of 21, William is a member of the old boys’ club at his home in Leeds. He loves hanging out with fellow donkeys, Simon and Tinker, who are both well into their 20s themselves, and ageing gracefully we might add!
But our William is a dude at heart. Scruffy on the outside, he’s super cool and laid-back on the inside. He adores being groomed and receiving all the attention that brings with it, which is probably why as soon as his coat has been brushed to perfection, he’ll find somewhere to roll, whether it’s in the mud, straw or hay, so that the grooms have to work on him again. Although his favourite place for a roll is most definitely the sand arena (he has a reputation to maintain, you know!). His scruffy coat means William looks like a big ball of fluff, and we mean that affectionately!
Little is known about William’s origins before he joined The Donkey Sanctuary 15 years ago. We know his start in life was not an easy one as he was very thin and in a poor condition when we first met him. Yet this has never affected our lovely William, who received all our loving care and attention to help nurse him back to a picture of full health.
With his kind and patient nature, William is an extremely popular donkey at The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds. He’s happy to do anything asked of him and is cherished by all the staff and children who spend time with him. He really is a valuable member of the team. He’s also a real whizz at pulling the cart, giving children whose lives are spent in a wheelchair, a chance to enjoy all the benefits of a donkey ride.
An inquisitive, intuitive and engaging little donkey, you just can’t help but be charmed by this fluffy fellow!
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