Your support means that when desperate donkeys need us, we are there. We received a call on New Year's Eve from a member of the public, concerned about a forlorn-looking donkey with extremely long hooves.
Echo was visited by Jane Bruce, one of our donkey welfare advisers, who could see right away that it was one of the worst cases she had come across.
Jane said: "Echo was in considerable discomfort when I found him. His hooves had curled round so grossly that they were almost touching his forelegs.
"He was shifting his weight from one foot to another in order to alleviate the pain in his hooves."
The local council approved the seizure of the donkey and he was taken to our nearest sanctuary where he was given all the care he and treatment he needed.