A concerned member of the public contacted The Donkey Sanctuary regarding a large group of donkeys roaming through a bog in Co. Meath.
Our Donkey Welfare Adviser, Cathy, visited the bog to investigate, and was greeted by 17 terrified, neglected donkeys with extremely overgrown hooves.
One female donkey with the most horrendously twisted hooves struck a chord with Cathy. Although she was in visible pain and discomfort, she was kind and gentle. We named her Breeze.
Breeze had not been treated by a farrier in several years and struggled to walk with the pain. All 17 donkeys received immediate veterinary and farriery attention and were transported to the safety and protection of The Donkey Sanctuary.