Just the other day, we received this wonderful picture of Dora, one of our mules out on foster. She's pictured walking up the lane heading out to help feed other animals in the snow. What's so great about Dora is that only 2 years ago she was signed over to our Irish Sanctuary by the local Garda (police) following a complaint case. She'd been found in a distressed state and was tied up with rope with no access to food, water or shelter.
Yet despite her ordeal, Dora has a lovely temperament and after lots of TLC she travelled to our Sanctuary here in Devon where the dedicated team of staff at Town Barton Farm gave her lots of TLC, expert care and attention she longed for.
As Dora is such a lovely natured mule staff felt she deserved the chance to go on the foster scheme. Having made friends with another mule called Molly we were delighted to hear from a potential foster owner who was highly experienced with mules and could offer the time and energy to look after them both.
Noel Carton, head of operations in Ireland, was also sent this picture of Dora. He said "That's wonderful, I saw her a few times here before she left Ireland, she was known as a 'bold and boisterous' mule but when I saw her in Town Barton Farm on both my visits it was one of the things that really made me see that she was in the right place. Credit to the team in the UK, they've done a great job. This has made my day."