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Ruby steps out

On 17th January 2008, Ruby and her 3 month old foal Simba were relinquished to the Sanctuary, together with Simba's father, Arthur.

They began their settling in period here at the Sanctuary in our Isolation Unit where all new arrivals spend six weeks so that vaccinations, farriery and worming can be updated before they join the rest of the donkeys.

Today, both Ruby and her handsome little foal, took a short trot with grooms Maxine and Philip to take up residence with the other donkeys at Slade Farm.

Pathological conditions of the donkey foot

This year, Karen Rickards and Colin Goldsworthy have been invited to participate in The Diagnosis and Management of Conditions of the Foot: An International Approach seminar being held on Monday 14th April 2008 at the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.

The seminar is jointly organised by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and the National Association of Farriers, Blacksmiths and Agricultural Engineers (NAFBAE).

Beavers to visit donkeys for unique badge

On Tuesday 26th February 2009 from 6.15pm, a group of 18 youngsters from 1st Sidvale Beaver Group will be visiting The Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth, to help gain their special Friendship Challenge badge.

The Sanctuary’s Education and Activities team, which specialises in holding educational events for children, has organised an evening of activities for the Beavers to help them learn more about the care of donkeys, including donkey grooming, a game and a donkey-themed competition.

Genal Challenge - Southern Spain

The Donkey Sanctuary
Genal Challenge - Southern Spain
12-18 October 2008

An exciting three-day trek amid the peaks and vales of the Genal, part of the Serranía de Ronda mountain range in south-western Andalusia. Test yourself on the ancient pathways through the abrupt, narrow glens of the beautiful, unspoilt Genal and share in the traditional Andalusian mountain way of life!

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