In the last 12 months we have been funding a donkey project in South Africa, in collaboration with Highveld Horse Care Unit (HHCU), helping donkeys like Stevie live a better life. The majority of HHCU’s work is focussed on providing outreach work, sending its team, trained in farriery, harnessing and clinical examinations, to townships across the country.
HHCU also rescues and rehomes a number of animals, and Stevie is certainly one of the lucky ones. About seven years ago Stevie was beaten horribly by his owner. The team was contacted and rushed out, to find Stevie with a severely swollen head and bleeding from his damaged eyes.
The owner was arrested and Stevie was taken to the HHCU farm where he was treated and has lived happily ever since.
Although left partially blind, Stevie is now the babysitter for new arrivals at the farm. He teaches younger equines the ropes and keeps them out of mischief. He loves children and meets each school group with cheerful affection.
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