Donkey News 2018

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Donkeys train for new jobs at Equine Spirit Sanctuary, New Mexico

Donkey News 2018 

Inspirational donkey visits, extraordinary rescues, donkey walks in New York, solo donkey expeditions, jobs for wild burros, a blind horse and his seeing donkey buddy, groundbreaking surgery, stripey fly socks, a rare zonkey, seventy years of pack burro racing and more…  

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Groundbreaking Procedure Gets Donkey Back On His Hooves

Groundbreaking Procedure Gets Donkey Back On His Hooves Jenny Peak, Wisconsin Life, 28 November 2018. Donkey Ferguson, rescued by Holy Land Donkey Haven in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, receives successful surgery and prosthesis, the first of its kind at UW-Madison’s large animal hospital. 

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Little Donks and their fight against dementia

Little Donks and their fight against dementia Bethany Wales, Eastern Daily Press, 15 November 2018. World domination with miniature donkeys! A woman and her squad of tiny donkeys take on dementia.

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Zippy the zonkey with mum Ziggy

What happens when you cross a zebra and a donkey? Ashitha Nagesh, BBC, 

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Friendship: Glenn giving Brad Hurley a kiss. Picture: supplied

Donkeys offer enjoyment during drought for NSW farmer Cassandra Glover, Rural Weekly, The Weekly Times, 18 October 2018. Condobolin farmer Brad Hurley bought three donkeys to protect his dorpers from foxes. He never expected they would be such a source of fun and enjoyment in his life.

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Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge, British Columbia

‘They’re such a misunderstood animal’: Turtle Valley refuge rescues neglected donkeys Shay Galor, Global News, 2 October 2018. Shirley Mainprize and her husband have been taking care of abandoned and abused donkeys and mules for almost two decades. They started out with two donkeys, and now have over a hundred, and they wouldn’t have it any other way.  

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Bo and Wonder at Star Ranch, North Carolina

Local rescue takes in blind horse, its donkey best friend from Florence flood zone John Le, WLOS, 1 October 2018. Karen Owens of Star Ranch in Waynesville, North Carolina takes in blind horse Wonder, rescued from a flood zone in Florence, along with her seeing buddy, donkey Bo.

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Four-legged furry friend is welcome visitor for Hartlepool care home residents

Four-legged furry friend is welcome visitor for Hartlepool care home residents Mark Payne, Hartlepool Mail, 1 October 2018. Miniature therapy donkey Teddy, of Blackberry Donkeys Donkey Hire,visits residents of a care home in County Durham,  sparking interest and interaction.

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The Donkey Refuge Where Burros Become Coyote Kicking Livestock Guardians

The Donkey Refuge Where Burros Become Coyote Kicking Livestock Guardians 

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Senior Donkeys Saved
Hattie and Gertie at Longhopes Donkey Shelter Photo: Victoria Schroeder

42-Year-Old Donkey Saved From Worst Place Finds The Friend She Always Needed Caitlin Jill Anders, The Dodo, 10 August 2018. The extraordinary story of donkeys Hattie and Gertie and how they were reunited for a happy ending thanks to Longhopes Donkey Shelter in Colorado.

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Donkeys at New York’s Donkey Park help people de-stress

Donkeys at New York’s Donkey Park help people de-stress Mary Esch, The News Herald 8 August 2018. Donkey Park in New York is run by ex-software engineer Steve Stiert, who now devotes his life to providing an opportunity for people to interact with donkeys and experience their calming presence.

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Adam Lee and donkey Martin

Little donkey’s charity mission stop off in Glasgow Niall Christie, Glasgow Evening Times, 15 July 2018. Photographer and experienced adventurer Adam Lee is walking the length of western Britain with Martin the donkey, to raise money for homelessness charity Centrepoint. The expedition is expected to take around four months.

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Sharon Bamber and Midas
Sharon Bamber and donkey Midas

B.C. woman set to embark on ambitious art adventure with donkey Matt Humphrey, CBC News 9 July 2018. Landscape artist Sharon Bamber, based in Nakusp, B.C., plans to trek a thousand miles through southern France and Spain, with a donkey named Midas. 

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Marjorie and her stripey socks

This donkey had a stylish solution to keep insects from biting her legs Irish News, 5 July 2018. Social media is falling in love with stylish donkey Marjorie and her stripey socks, worn to keep the flies at bay.  

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Bob Barker purchases over 460 acres of land in California

Bob Barker purchases over 460 acres of land in California for wild donkeys to roam Rob McMillan, ABC News, 27 June 2018. Celebrity Bob Barker, with help from DonkeyLand Rescue Center, is lending a hand to the wild burros at Reche Canyon, California.

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Sanctuary donkey dapper in volunteer-made custom pants

Sanctuary donkey dapper in volunteer-made custom pants Ryan Flanagan, CTV Kitchener, 21 June 2018. Check out handsome Ben at the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada in his custom made fly pants.

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Lawrence couple help homeless donkeys
Lawrence couple help homeless donkeys Photo: Mike Yoder

Lawrence couple help homeless donkeys find families through Peaceful Valley rescue project Joanna Hlavacek, Lawrence Journal-World, 18 June 2018. How the Ellis family came to run a satellite adoption centre in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Donkey receives first of his kind amputation and prosthetic limb at UW School of Veterinary Medicine Meghan Reistad, NBC15.com, 29 May 2018. Rescued from severe neglect, Ferguson is now getting lots of attention (and his favourite fancy carrots) as he recovers from groundbreaking surgery and gets used to his prosthetic leg.

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Burro racing tests human, animal endurance

Burro racing tests human, animal endurance Sue McMillin, The Durango Herald, 24 March 2018. Celebrating 70 years of Colorado’s mining heritage sport; pack burro racing.  

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William at Wharparilla Lodge

Eeyore a winner at Wharparilla Lodge Riverine Herald, 9 February 2018. William from Tongala Donkey Shelter, Australia gives the residents of Wharparilla Lodge a warm and fuzzy feeling! 

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Reducing burro population, The Daily Miner

Reducing burro population goal of BLM pilot vaccination program Hubble Ray Smith, The Daily Miner, 8 February 2018. The Humane Society of the United States is working with the BLM on a new vaccination program, to humanely manage wild burro populations in Arizona, while keeping the need to remove burros to a minimum.

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Donkeys train for new jobs at Equine Spirit Sanctuary

Donkeys train for new jobs at Equine Spirit Sanctuary Ruth Bourgeois, The Taos News, 8 February 2018. Volunteer Bruce Lee is training donkeys Grace and Joy to be pack donkeys in New Mexico. 

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The Donkey Market, The Economist

The Donkey Market Mike Baker, Chief Executive Officer, The Donkey Sanctuary, The Economist, 3 February 2018. Concise and well-written rebuttal summarising how China’s ejiao industry is resulting in the poaching and slaughter of an animal that supports and sustains some of the world’s poorest people. 

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Stanley Nuttall, ‘the last Cleethorpes donkey man’

Tributes paid to ‘the last Cleethorpes donkey man’ Stanley Nuttall Connor Lynch, Grimsby Telegraph, 3 February 2018. The family of Stanley Nuttall have paid tribute to a wonderful father who dedicated his life to his animals and family.

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Donkeys give emotional support, Horse & Hound

Donkeys give emotional support to young cancer survivors Lucy Elder, Horse & Hound 7 January 2018 Article about donkey therapy for young cancer survivors. 

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