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Donkeys starving in the snow


Thank you for helping to save starving donkeys and mules in Italy. We would like to say thank you to everyone who supported our plea to help donkeys and mules affected by the natural disasters in the Abruzzo Region in Italy.

Thanks to your generosity we were able to fund emergency hay and equine feed for those animals most in need.

After supporting an animal rescue centre to reach 95% of animals in need in Abruzzo, we gave support to the neighbouring region of Marche where our Italian team were able to go and visit farms who have been severely affected by the earthquakes and snow, and deliver lifesaving food to them.

This week our team visited some of the remote farms in the Marche region which desperately needed food and support. Now that the snow has almost melted, the true extent of damage has revealed. Homes and barns have collapsed affecting thousands of people and animals.

The appreciation shown for the emergency supplies of feed by animals and owners alike was overwhelming for the team, and wouldn’t have been possible without your support.

Relive how the emergency response unfolded below...

Photograph: Courtesy of Marco Scolastici. Copyright, all rights reserved.

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