Our Italian Welfare Adviser, Fabrizio Massa, was called out to a home in Lake Orta in the north of the country to help an owner who was struggling to look after three donkeys.
Fabrizio said: "The donkeys were living in unsuitable conditions and their hooves had become very overgrown.
"Two were young stallions, and the third donkey was an elderly mare, Chicca, who was not coping at all well.
"We found a lovely new home for the two stallions through direct rehoming, and Chicca was brought back to our Sanctuary where the farrier trimmed her feet.
"She now has everything she needs, including a suitable diet and comfortable bedding to rest in."