Angelie lives in India and has a huge responsibility resting on her young shoulders. At just six-years old she has to take care of her family's gravely ill donkey, and is in charge of taking him to a mobile donkey clinic each day to receive treatment, which is given free through funding by The Donkey Sanctuary.
The one-year old donkey has been suffering from Babesiosis, a condition where the blood cells in his body are destroyed by a parasite carried by ticks. Angelie's father noticed that the donkey was very poorly as it had blood in his urine; the little donkey was in fact fighting for his life.
Angelie has three sisters but they cannot help her to look after the house or care for the donkey. Her eldest sister lives with her grandma and as for her two younger sisters, one is very weak and not able to walk whilst the other is only three months old.
Her parents have to work in the blistering heat transporting sand to building sites with their two other donkeys so that the family can afford to eat.
It is essential that Angelie tells the vets at the donkey clinic about her donkey's health, whether he is eating or drinking or not, the colour of his urine and about his dung.
Dr Sushmita Parai is a veterinary Surgeon at the clinic in Delhi that has been helping Angelie and she says: "Angelie is a remarkable little girl. She has a massive responsibility in telling me what is wrong with her family's donkey. If she doesn't give me the correct information the donkey may not survive. This would mean even less income for her family in the future."
"The other day Angelie went to a roadside hotel to get a bucket of leftover breadcrumbs, she could barely lift it up and burst into tears and told me that the donkey doesn't eat much. The donkey really does need a proper diet to make a full recovery but her family are just too busy to bring him any grass although they love and care for him very much."
A few weeks on and the donkey is making progress. But this is only the plight of one donkey and his family. The Donkey Sanctuary treats over 20,000 donkeys a year in India all of which have come from poverty stricken homes.