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Charity and government officials work together to solve donkey population of Turks and Caicos

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.

New foal for visitors to see

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.

Newlyweds donate their wedding gift to the donkeys

A newlywed couple from March in Cambridgeshire made a special visit to the Sidmouth-based Donkey Sanctuary yesterday to hand over a donation of almost £400 to help donkeys worldwide.

Alison Hooper and Sampsa Leather, who married in Andover on Friday 5th June and are now on honeymoon in Devon, requested their family and friends give a donation to the donkeys in lieu of any wedding gifts; they collected an admirable £398.50 for the charity.

New livestream webcams to watch donkeys 24/7

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.