Four adorable but unwanted donkey foals have landed on their hooves in their new home at The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon.

Due to a sudden change in circumstances these fluffy friends’ future looked uncertain.

Fortunately, the owner contacted us and now they will be safe and secure for the rest of their lives.

Tests and checks

Happiness, Geoffrey, Nico and Bill arrived last week (7 February 2018) and will remain in an isolated part of the sanctuary as they undergo tests and treatments to prepare them for life on the farm. 

The Donkey Sanctuary has a ‘no breeding’ policy, but when a mare arrives into our care in foal, or if a group like this have nowhere else to turn, then we will make sure they get all the love and care they need. 

Four foal friends
A new home for this donkey foal
A new home for this donkey foal

Forever home

The young donkeys are not used to being handled, but our expert farm staff will work with them, and one day we hope to find them a loving forever home through our rehoming scheme.

As with all donkeys who come into our care, the baby donkeys will go through a routine which includes medical tests for parasites and other diseases. 

Thanks to you

They will also be visited by a farrier, receive any vaccinations or blood tests that are needed, and will be given a settling in period on their own before being introduced to a suitable herd.

Thanks to our supporters, we are able to offer these unwanted friends a brighter future.