Two of Lucy's latest rescues, Jeremiah and Elijah, came to the Sanctuary with deep, raw pressure sores caused by friction from their harnesses. Every day, Lucy treats the wounds by washing, dressing by applying a special mix of antibiotic liquid or powder and a good wound ointment, and then bandaging so the dressing stays in place. They are healing and improving but it takes time and the donkeys, despite how painful it must be, show remarkable patience, most of the time! They
On Saturday, 18th November 2017, we had two stalls at the yearly Christmas Light Switch On in Burgess Hill. It was so lovely to meet up with some of our loyal supporters and to see some familiar faces again especially as it was such a damp day. The weather didn’t detract from the fun and activities taking place in Church Walk though, where we were pleased to be selling some useful Christmas merchandise and showing off our bright new banner while spreading the word about the p
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Yesterday, Lucy rescued another little battered and bruised donkey: Elijah. A young little boy from the same area as Noah and Jeremiah, near the Palestinian border. Over-worked and beaten, left with horrible back sores and sores on his poor shoulders and rump area, from his ill fitting harness. Like too many others, he’d been made to carry weight that was beyond his capacity to bear at his young age. Another little mouth to feed, another gelding operation to be paid for, more
Lucy and her team just rescued another donkey boy, Jeremiah. Like Noah a few days previously, he was also confiscated by the Israeli army at the border. He belonged to children who were beating him on his raw open wounds. One of the services Lucy is able to offer at her outreach clinics in the Palestinian West Bank - thanks to donations from kind supporters like you - is for a vet to perform humane castration operations under a full anaesthetic. This simple operation can spar
Lucy and her team have just rescued another little donkey: This is Noah! He is an ungelded boy, but the vet will be coming in the next few days to see to that.
He’s about 7 years old and was confiscated by the Israeli army, from his Palestinian owner when a couple of Israeli soldiers saw the donkey cowering as the man was beating him. He’s a dear boy despite having been so badly abused and when he arrived at the sanctuary, he walked in as good as gold amidst lots of ee-oors
Lucy and her small team were called out a few days ago to an emergency by the municipal vet of nearby Arab village, Tayibe, in Israel, to help a horse. The poor boy had been stuck in a muddy, flooded ditch for days, he was very weak and starving and had to be airlifted out (sadly not so professionally) by a local man with a JCB, but at least he was lifted out to safety. After all the terrible things Lucy witnesses, she was very moved to see a group of men so concerned about t