Two little donkeys will have a bright Christmas after being cared for by World Horse Welfare, the horse charity based in Norfolk, dedicated to giving abused and neglected horses a second chance.
In the summer, Alice a two month-old donkey foal and her mum Eliza were found abandoned on unfenced wasteland near a busy road in the Dartford area. They had no water and Eliza was underweight with long feet and rain scald.
The RSPCA and a vet visited the donkeys and it was agreed that for their health and safety they should be taken away from the site. As no owner came forward World Horse Welfare were contacted and it was arranged that both Alice and Eliza should be taken into our care.
Both donkeys have been recovering well since their arrival in September at our Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Snetterton.
Centre Manager Sue Hodgkins said “Both donkeys have really lovely natures and have improved so much since being here. They have put on weight and their coats look much healthier.“Donkeys are always a popular attraction at our rescue and rehoming centres and Alice and Eliza are no different; members of the public love coming to see them. We hope that they will continue to bring people to the Rescue and Rehoming Centre over the festive period.”
It is hoped that Alice and Eliza will successfully complete their rehabilitation and be ready for rehoming in 2012.
You can come and meet Alice and Eliza as well as all of our other horses and ponies at Hall Farm Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Snetterton, Norfolk which is open to the public every Wednesday, weekend and Bank Holiday between 10am and 4pm.
Please visit www.worldhorsewelfare.org