It was so wonderful to read your responses to our spring newsletter and to receive your generous donations - thank you so much for your support, which I always find humbling.
Many of you were particularly touched by the story of ‘Lucy, a very lucky lady’. I’m therefore devastated to have to tell you that we lost her shortly after the spring newsletter was published. We thought all was going well with her recovery but when she took a turn for the worse we had no choice but to let her go to ‘donkey heaven’. As you know, she had all the love and care she could want for after finding sanctuary with us, but it just wasn’t enough; the years of neglect she had suffered took their toll despite our best efforts to save her.
Some days can be tough for all of us who love animals so dearly, but my spirits are lifted when I flick through this newsletter and read about the great work this charity does every day to support desperate donkeys and mules - and all because of your ongoing support.
Can I just say, though, that it is impossible to fit all our news into this short issue, so please do sign up to our eNewsletter or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see more regular donkey news, pictures and heart-warming videos!
I don’t think I will ever get enough of donkeys. I definitely inherited this soft spot (I especially love their soft muzzles) from my Granny and our Founder, Dr Elisabeth Svendsen. Her compassion and determination for these beautiful creatures changed their world, and the work continues thanks to all of you and your marvellous support.
Head of Communications