Today, the Sidmouth-based Donkey Sanctuary is reminding livestock owners to check pastures and hay supplies for signs of ragwort, a common weed that poses a high risk of chronic liver failure to donkeys, other equines and bovines.
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The Irish counterpart of The Donkey Sanctuary was recently called upon to rescue a donkey that had been discovered suffering from appalling wounds caused by an ingrown collar and skin burns.
In January 2010, The Donkey Sanctuary received a call from a concerned member of the public who had seen a young donkey that was clearly in a great deal of distress and pain.
A new radio show on donkey care is being broadcast in Ethiopia as one of The Donkey Sanctuary's latest initiatives to improve donkey welfare in the northern regional state of Tigray.
The weekly five-minute slot, broadcast on the popular regional station Dimtsi Woyane Tigray on Sunday evenings has increased the number of donkey owners attending the Sanctuary’s treatment sessions held at government veterinary clinics within a 100km radius of the region’s capital Mek’ele.
Kenya, along with most of East Africa, is slowly recovering from one of the worst droughts to hit the region in over a decade. With crops failing and thousands of animals dying, representatives from The Donkey Sanctuary have been travelling throughout the country helping farmers and communities on the road to recovery.
The Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth will be holding Easter holiday workshops for children on Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th of April 2010.
A donkey from the Sidmouth-based Donkey Sanctuary will be leading the Palm Sunday service procession for Exeter Cathedral this weekend from 9.30am.
The procession will start at the city’s historic Guildhall and walk up to the main Sunday service at the Cathedral.
A busy orthodontist from Birch Vale in High Peak, Derbyshire will soon embark on a sponsored walking challenge in northern Italy in aid of abandoned, cruelly treated and neglected donkeys.
Ros Howarth is taking part in the Cinque Terre Challenge from 18th to 25th April, an event organised by The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon, which also has a Derbyshire Centre based in Flagg near Buxton.
With International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day taking place within the same week, the Sidmouth-based Donkey Sanctuary is acknowledging the work of a Kenyan business woman in improving welfare conditions for her donkey and her family.
A busy Shopmobility worker from Chesterton near Cambridge will soon be undertaking a sponsored walking challenge in northern Italy in aid of abandoned, cruelly treated and neglected donkeys.
Donkey Sanctuary staff were amazed to hear from one of their project offices in India about the dramatic rescue of a donkey that had become trapped in an uncovered manhole.