As you may know we are great supporters of the Donkey Sanctuary and visit whenever we can. A few weeks ago (which was ages ago and I forgot to publish this post) we went over towards Sidmouth for a day out and spent a couple of hours at the sanctuary.
Inside the big barn at the sanctuary
Lots to see and do
Outside in the fields
One of the donation boxes
You might like this brilliant story of donkeys working in Kenya in the drought of 2011. Click here to read the short story and watch a 5 minute video from the women who used the donkeys to carry supplies and water.
The visitor center with the yard and big barn to the right
The collars are colour coded and also have their name, age and a serial number. The different colours mean they can be identified easily. Some have blindness, some are on timed feeds, or medication. This red collar indicates he is a make donkey.
There is a great article in the blog section on mules in WW1 which you might enjoy reading, click here to find out more.
Above is the memorial walk. I think it's a lovely idea and all the money goes to the sanctuary of course. Whilst walking around, the trees were full of birds, and I even saw rabbits in some of the fields.
Just a little bit shy I think
In the hospital area (above and below)
Wildlife at the sanctuary is important and I looked up to see a pair of crows attending their nest-you can just make out the black tail.
The gardens are beautiful and well worth a look if you get the chance to visit.
The planters all along this wall are filled with topiary in the shape of hens.
One of the information boards next to the donation boxes.
Now that you have hopefully enjoyed a happy visit to the sanctuary and are feeling full of love for these incredible beasts, would you kind folks mind taking a look at a current urgent petition from the Donkey sanctuary about the welfare of donkeys and mules working as holiday taxis on the Greek Island of Santorini. I have put a link to it on the right hand side under animal welfare petitions. Many thanks.
If I don't press publish now, it'll never get done!
Until next time