Two new live-stream webcams have just been installed at the Sidmouth-based Donkey Sanctuary broadcasting live footage of rescued donkeys around the clock.
Previously, the charity's two Donkey Watch webcams transmitted static images, which were only updated every 60 seconds.
The new webcams are a vast improvement and allow website visitors to view live footage of the Sanctuary's rescued donkeys both inside the barn and out in their field.
Jenifer Tucker, web editor at the Sanctuary says: "The new webcams are attracting a high number of visitors; in fact, since the webcams went 'live' we've had over 22,000 hits. We hope to make things even more interesting for our website visitors by giving them notice of activities they can watch, such as the farrier visiting to trim the donkeys' hooves!"
The webcams were installed by fiNETra from Wellington, Somerset. Mark Welch from the live video-streaming company owns his own donkeys, Albert and Archie. His company are now offering free technical support to anyone experiencing problems with the webcams.
The charity will still make use of the older static webcams. These are planned for Ireland where the Sanctuary has another farm near Liscarroll in County Cork where rescued donkeys live.