In Valencia, Spain our Spanish Sanctuary was able to come to the rescue of a severely underweight donkey called Rosie.
Her owner had assumed that Rosie’s weight loss was due to old age, but we discovered that she had a parasitic infestation (worms) and bad teeth (making eating very painful) — both contributing factors to how dangerously thin Rosie had become.
Our main concern, though, was a number of infected wounds to her rear, which we suspect were caused by bites from a dog.
Rosie needed immediate treatment and pain relief to help make her more comfortable. We feared for the life of this very weak and unwell donkey.
She spent just over three weeks in hospital receiving treatment and having her dressings changed three times a day.
Thankfully, Rosie pulled through — we were amazed at her determination to get better. She is now back on her feet, eating well and getting back to a healthy weight.
Rosie is now at one of our holding bases in Almeria, where she will be able to recuperate fully and receive the love and care that she needs.