Donkey News 2017
Therapy visits, rescue centres, international donkey welfare, the Running with Sherman series in the New York Times, town donkeys, miraculous recoveries, heroic donkeys and naughty donkeys.
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Interaction with donkeys can ease stress and calm mood Lucy Elkins, Mail Online, 26 December 2017 Charlie from Danny Donkey & Pals Assisted Therapy visits a care home in Bath. Studies have shown that donkeys are particularly good at picking up human emotions.
International Rescue Melanie Whitehouse, Express, 3 December 2017 Read about the amazing work of Lucy Fensom of Donkeys in the Holy Land, rescuing abused, overworked and neglected donkeys in Israel.
Peace for Ponies celebrates rescued donkey’s first birthday Matthew Bernat, Wareham Week, 26 November 2017 William, a donkey being cared for at Peace for Ponies animal rescue in Massachusetts, is quite a character. Here he is enjoying his first birthday party.
Donkeys for Africa – October 2017 Newsletter The donkey farming debate, the threat of wildlife, the amazing work of the Aware Trust Zimbabwe and rare donkey twins in Karoo, South Africa.
Donkey visits work wonders for hospital patients and care home residents Geraldine Scott, Eastern Daily Press, 28 September 2017 Mini Donkeys for Wellbeing visit a care home in Norwich.
The Most Colorado Thing: Donkeys casually hanging outside a library in Cripple Creek Kyle Clark and Jane Mo, 9 News 27 September 2017 Cripple Creek takes care of its donkeys, who are a familiar sight around the town.
Gussy the donkey to celebrate 40 years of life with a big birthday bash in Nailsworth Sam Evans, Stroud News and Journal, 22 August 2017 Gussy was the first donkey rescued by Tim and Dawn over 30 years ago. The couple now run the Nailsworth Donkey Sanctuary in Gloucestershire.
Miniature donkey Tiny Tim has a big heart Pat Lavoy, Bancroft This Week, 27 July 2017 Miniature donkey Tiny Tim had a difficult start in life and is only six weeks old but he’s already in training to be an emotional support animal and the first therapy donkey in Canada.
Donkeys for Africa – July 2017 Newsletter Updates on the donkey skin trade, the welfare of working donkeys, a high-welfare donkey dairy, Brooke East Africa and a rare blue-eyed donkey foal.
Deformed death row Donegal donkey makes miraculous recovery Stephen Maguire, Irish Mirror, 6 July 2017
Running With the Herd Christopher McDougall, Running With Sherman series, New York Times, 5 June 2017
Dominique the Donkey visits classroom RG Daily Digest, 12 May 2017 Dominique the Donkey, from The Caring Place Donkey Sanctuary, during a visit to children with Autism in Eugene.
To Train a Donkey, Find a Zebra Christopher McDougall, Running With Sherman series, New York Times, 6 April 2017
A Place the Donkeys Call Home The Northumberland Life, 5 April 2017 Article about Primrose Donkey Sanctuary in Roseneath, Canada.
Biblioburro: The Story of a Man, Two Donkeys and a Travelling Library Amber King, Wide Open Pets, 28 March 2017
Donkey brings back memories for Exmouth nursing home residents Exmouth Journal, 27 March 2017
The Wild Burros of Oatman, Arizona Priyanka Bhowmick, Amusing Planet, 23 March 2017 Wild burros are a familiar sight in Oatman. They come to town in the morning where the tourists feed them carrots and hay pellets and go back to their home in the hills at night.
Finding My Donkey’s Pack Christopher McDougall, Running With Sherman series, New York Times, 16 February 2017
Britain’s ‘oldest donkey’ dies ITV.com, 13 February 2017
A Girl and Her Donkey Christopher McDougall, Running With Sherman series, New York Times, 9 February 2017
Donkey Shaming 101: The Many Faces of Charlie the Donkey Mateja Lane, Wide Open Pets, 7 February 2017 Resident trouble maker Charlie has been up to his usual tricks at Foghorn Farm Donkey Training in Colorado. He’s naughty but we love him!
‘Legendary’ donkey dies in his 40s Rachel Turner, Horse & Hound, 29 January 2017
Donkey Love: Little-Known Facts About Donkeys Dr. Becker, healthypets.mercola.com, 2 February 2017
San Angelo Man Fights to Save the World’s Donkeys Joe Hyde, sanangelolive.com, 29 January 2017 With The Donkey Sanctuary releasing their report into the Chinese donkey-hide industry today, Joe Hyde speaks to David Duncan who has been at the forefront of the fight against this brutal trade, gathering information and bringing it to the attention of the public and donkey welfare organisations.
Copyright 2017 Amy Swift