Why are these two donkeys in the news? Earlier this month, the Sanctuary’s founder, Dr Elisabeth Svendsen, published her latest book entitled The Complete Book of the Donkey and both Pooh and Eeyore were chosen to appear on the front cover.
About the donkeys
In 2006 these two lovely donkeys were relinquished into our care and because they are both placid in nature and very social, it meant they were suitable to help out at our sister charity, theElisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys (EST).
About the book
Dr Svendsen writes about the origins of the donkey, different European breeds, buying and caring for donkeys, their diet, pasture management, breeding and showing, riding, long reining and driving. There are also sections on the work of the Sanctuary, including our international work and the work of EST.
The book also contains useful information relating to the donkey and the law and there is an invaluable section on donkey health.
Available to buy
If you would like to buy a copy to help support the work of The Donkey Sanctuary and EST, it is now available through our online gift shop or in the Visitors' Centre.