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The Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth will be holding beach-themed holiday workshops for children on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th August.
These interactive events will include making windmills or flags, model rafts, pebble painting and colouring (content may vary).
Jan Aherne who runs the Education and Activities unit at The Donkey Sanctuary says: “Sessions are going to be really good fun and children can make it even more special by having their face painted (no extra charge) if they wish.”
Last week Brian, a dark brown foal, was born at the Sidmouth-based Donkey Sanctuary.
Recently the charity has had eight new arrivals; four of the mares arrived pregnant. The donkeys have been handed over to the Sanctuary as the owner’s circumstances had changed and they wanted to ensure that their donkeys have the best possible care and a secure life.
The Donkey Sanctuary will be present at next week’s Royal Welsh Show from (20th – 23rd July 2009) along with its connected charity, The Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys (EST), a charity which provides riding therapy to children with additional needs.
Visitors can expect the following highlights:
The Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth will be holding pirate themed holiday workshops for children on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd of July.
These interactive events will include making pirate hats, finding buried treasure, face painting and colouring (content may vary).
Once a week, a team of The Donkey Sanctuary's vets based in Mexico City battle their way through the thick heavy city traffic for three hours to reach Coacalco rubbish dump, where tatty, tired, donkeys desperately need first aid and some 'TLC'.
The roaming donkey population in Grand Turk, Salt Cay and South Caicos will be under control as a result of excellent relations between the UK-based Donkey Sanctuary, Government Officials of Turks and Caicos and the TCSPCA.
Donkeys had been causing a nuisance on these islands due to high levels of breeding but since The Donkey Sanctuary charity has collaborated with the Department of Environmental Health and the TCSPCA, a full neutering programme has been put in place and plans are now underway to move donkeys to the Dominican Republic to help local families.
The Sidmouth-based Donkey Sanctuary is delighted to announce the arrival of a new foal.
Janet Thorne was born on Wednesday 6th May but because her mother, Karray, had to complete an isolation period, Janet has been out of the public eye until now. Karray arrived at The Donkey Sanctuary in foal back in September 2008.
The isolation period is essential to the health of all new intakes and resident donkeys on the farms. New donkeys are given time to settle in, have a full veterinary check, vaccinations, farriery and worming before they can join the rest of the herd.