On New Year’s Day the police in Northern Ireland called our Sanctuary to assist with two abandoned and malnourished donkeys wandering on a dangerously busy road.
Our welfare adviser, Jane Bruce, found that both donkeys, two very young colts, had long hooves, which needed attention from a farrier, and rain-scald.
We were relieved when we finally got them to safety in our care, with a helping hand from the police. They were lucky to be found and given sanctuary. Both donkeys quickly tucked into a fresh bale of straw when they arrived, and clearly appreciated their warm, dry stable.