Our Ivybridge sanctuary has welcomed their first donkeys specifically for rehoming. Read on to learn more about their story.
The bonded pair, named Henry and Harry, arrived at the centre in south-west Devon at the end of January and will now spend the next ten months or so being trained to ensure they are ready for their new Guardian home.
The centre have previously rehomed two of their donkey-assisted therapy donkeys from their resident herd, Innis and Jay Jay, so the new arrivals are the first to be brought into the centre to be specifically rehomed.
The two donkeys are currently going through their initial isolation and settling in period, after which time Henry and Harry will begin integrating into the Ivybridge herd.
Even though the skewbald pair are both eight-years-old, they are still quite timid, so staff will be working slowly on basic care procedures as their training starts. This will include head-collaring, leading, picking out feet and simple, general positive interactions.
Despite their shyness, the pair have come on leaps and bounds since arriving at Ivybridge, and their future is looking bright as they are made ready for their new home with a Donkey Guardian.