Events - Donkey

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This small, independent, local Sanctuary is based in Cromford, Derbyshire and was established well over forty years ago. During this time it has gained an excellent reputation for rescuing animals in need, which has included sheep, dogs, cats, an ex-battery hen and, of course, –horses, ponies and, last but not least, donkeys.


WE ARE VERY SORRY TO HAVE TO REPORT THAT OUR LOVELY DONKEY JACOB HAD TO BE PUT TO SLEEP 19 FEBRUARY. HE HAD STRUGGLED WITH ARTHRITIC LEGS FOR SOME TIME BUT WITH OUR HELP AND THE HOIST THAT DEREK BUILT, HE WAS MANAGING QUITE WELL. HE WAS EATING AND SEEMED FINE. UNFORTUNATELY HIS LEGS WENT COMPLETELY AND WE COULD NOT GET HIM UP AT ALL. WE CALLED THE VET WHO SAID THE KINDEST THING WAS TO PUT HIM TO SLEEP AS HE JUST COULD NOT STAND AT ALL. THE VET WAS VERY COMPASSIONATE AND KATH AND DEREK WERE ALSO WITH JACOB WHEN HE WENT TO JOIN SOME OF OUR OTHER BEAUTIFUL CREATURES WHO HAVE HAD TO LEAVE US OVER THE YEARS. 


JOEY, THE YOUNGER DONKEY WHO CAME TO US WITH JACOB, IS DOING FINE AND WE HAVE STABLED HIM WITH SOME OF OUR OTHER DONKS.