On Monday, our Chief Executive, David Cook, was presented with a cheque for £2,000 from the Shivsakti Seva Trust to go towards our work in India and to cover costs of one of our 'Donkey Sanctuary India' vets and health assistants attending a Donkey Camp in the town of Palitana based in the Gujarat region of India.
The Palitana Donkey Relief Project is holding the camp from 15-18th November and our team will be present to provide treatment, advice and education materials to donkey owners.
The donkeys in this area are exposed to the direct sun and carry heavy loads up a path of 3,950 steps for 3.5 km. This area of India is considered to be one of the most sacred amongst the Jains (an ancient religion of India) and is home to over 1,200 temples.
We hope the Donkey Camp will be a great success and that we will be able to educate donkey owners, providing donkeys with a brighter future in this area.