Earlier in the year, Lionel Ford, one of our regional welfare officers was involved in advising the villagers at Chalford, following their appeal in February this year for a donkey to help carry their shopping up a steep hill to get their groceries home.
The villagers are delighted that they have now found their donkey. His name is Teddy and he's a three year old chocolate-brown donkey. With the advice from our welfare team, Teddy will be well cared for and will carry weights within his capabilities.
You may remember that a donkey called Chester had been donated to the villagers, but because he is still a young donkey, the Sanctuary advised that he was not suitable for carrying heavy loads. Chester will be pleased to see Teddy when he arrives and no doubt they will become firm friends.
If you would like to find out more about Teddy, please visit the Chalford donkey project website.