A beautiful bonny foal has been born to our mare Flossie in Sidmouth and we are delighted to see that she is bouncing around in rude health and full of the joys of spring.
As yet un-named, the leggy skewbald filly has been checked by our vets and found to be perfectly healthy, as has her doting mum. The two are now settling down to get to know each other.
Unfortunately as mum Flossie is in our isolation unit, having only been relinquished in January 2014 after her owners were unable to give her the care she needed in pregnancy, visitors can’t yet meet her and her new addition.
Flossie was always wary of humans and is very protective of her foal so we don’t want to risk upsetting her and the bonding process, but we look forward to a time when the public can meet them both.
Until then we will be taking lots of pictures and recording their progress so you don’t miss out!
No breeding policy
It's quite a rare occasion for a foal to be born at the Sanctuary as we have a no breeding policy. Foals that are born to donkeys that have come into our care already in foal, are all guaranteed sanctuary for life.