Juanito and his friend were dumped by the roadside in Toledo, central Spain, and our Spanish Sanctuary was able to rescue them.
Both donkeys were suffering with a severe skin condition and we were gravely
concerned about Juanito’s friend, who was struggling to walk.
We worked in collaboration with the Spanish police to take the donkeys in, and transported them to our nearest holding base where they received urgent
we were gravely concerned about Juanito’s friend
This included regular medicated baths, a course of antibiotics and creams to treat their skin condition, and a visit from the farrier to tend to their neglected hooves.
Sadly, x-rays confirmed that Juanito’s friend had very advanced laminitis, an
extremely painful foot condition,and the decision was made to put her to sleep.
The medicated bath times were constant in the weeks that followed, and Juanito loved having them.
Not only did these sooth his skin but, along with all the added fuss and attention he received, we hope they also helped soothed away his worries and sadness at the loss of his friend.