A FREE donkey care workshop run by international animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary is being held at Kirkley Hall in Ponteland, Northumberland, on Saturday 23rd July from 10am-4pm.
The charity is inviting local donkey owners or anyone who is thinking of owning a donkey to come along and spend a day on The ‘D is for Donkey’ Tour, which covers diets, de-worming and daily checks.
The tour will be delivered by experts from the charity, which helps hundreds of thousands of donkeys and mules every year through 29 countries worldwide.
Ben Hart, the Sanctuary’s donkey care training manager, says: “We’ve all heard the old adage ‘you are what you eat’, but have you ever stopped to think exactly how this may also be true for your donkey?
“Join us for more practical tips on feeding, and learn how to create the correct diet for your donkey. We’ll also be looking at parasite control including de-worming, pasture management and learning how to assess your donkey’s health and manage his daily care.”
These hands-on, practical and interactive workshops are FREE and have proven extremely popular in previous years so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
The Donkey Sanctuary also runs a foster scheme which gives fit and healthy donkeys and mules the chance to experience the individual care and attention that comes from being part of a loving home.
If you think you would like to attend one of the workshops or think that you could provide a home for a pair of donkeys or mules please call the Welfare and Advice team at The Donkey Sanctuary on 01395 578222 for details.