On Tuesday 14th July a little dark brown foal was born here at the Sanctuary. We have named him Brian in memory of Brian McConnell, who used to be a donkey transport driver for the Sanctuary who sadly passed away recently.
Brian's proud mum is Maible who was relinquished into our care along with seven other new arrivals; four of them being mares and are all pregnant. Sadly the owners' circumstances had changed and they wanted to ensure that their donkeys receive the best possible care and a secure life.
Brian and Maible will stay in our Isolation Unit for a few months yet while he finds his feet and hopefully he will join our resident donkeys and be able to meet the public for the first time.
In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy this short video clip of them both.
It's quite a rare occasion for us as the Sanctuary has a no breeding policy and only have foals if a donkey is taken in already pregnant.