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An update on dear Zachariah, the blind donkey

No matter how deeply traumatized a donkey may be when they are rescued by Lucy, it is always worth trying everything to help them find their way to love and a safe, contented life. Here is an update on Zachariah, who was found at the Syrian border with gouged out eyes and stab wounds on each side of his neck, back in April 2017.

Many of you showed great compassion for his unbearable fate and helped him with good wishes and prayers. After a few very difficult years for this poor little traumatized donkey, we are so happy to tell you that Lucy's efforts and patience have helped him enormously. While in the beginning no-one could even have dreamed about getting close to him or touching him, it is sometimes now him who approaches people! He now even very cautiously takes a piece of carrot or clementine from people's hands.

Although he doesn’t have a particular special donkey friend, he is never alone because he is deeply loved by the sanctuary cats who keep him company. On sunny days, he allows Lucy to take him out into the sun for a few hours and although it is still quite a struggle to convince him to go out, once he feels the sun on his shiny fur, he is very happy.

All his heart-warming progress just tells us how crucial it is that we are here for these precious souls!

We know that these are extremely tough times and everybody has their own struggle, but anything you may be able to donate to help ensure our work can continue, we will be so deeply grateful. Our small sanctuary has been in a very precarious financial situation for quite a while now and we urgently need regular, kind donations. However much you may be able to give will help us and it will be deeply appreciated!


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