Elma Cunningham is one of our Welfare Advisers working in Scotland, and she and her family also help run a small holding base where donkeys like Skye can recuperate.
This little colt was living alone on the Isle of Skye and it took a 500-mile round trip to get him into the safety of our care.
He was terribly thin, his body in poor condition and legs covered in sores from constant exposure to the elements.
It took a 500-mile round trip to get him into the safety of our care.
Despite all he’d been through, Elma said that when Skye arrived in the yard, he let everyone know about it.
Elma said: "I think he was delighted to see other donkeys. He was a tired boy, though, and let me lead him into a cosy stable where he tucked into his supper.
"He spent his first day buried in his straw bed, just resting. He’s a real character, and is always first to bray loudly when it’s time for feed — just as he did on the day he arrived."