Category: Donkeys

  • Basil & Wallace

    Basil & Wallace

    In August 2022 we were called out on many occasions to help catch 3 donkeys wandering the country lanes. It’s amazing they didn’t cause an accident or get hurt. They were shy, scared of people, and just ran off whenever we approached them. The mayors of two communes were involved in trying to safeguard the…

  • Blossom & Harley

    Blossom & Harley

    What can we say, this bundle of lively opinionated fluff arrived here at HeeHaws in August with her mum Blossom. She was born on May 18th, 2022 so was only 4 months old. She was dark brown when she arrived but is rapidly turning grey, like her sister Violet and half-brother Basil. Fast-forward to March…

  • Bill

    Bill

    In February 24 we were contacted by someone with an incredibly sad story. They got their donkeys, Bill and Ben, (brothers born on the same day to different mums) when they were 8 years old. They had a great life together until one day, after no warning whatsoever, and now aged 34, Ben suddenly died…

  • Jacob & Oscar

    Jacob & Oscar

    Who is this gorgeous little family? What a shock that they don’t all have long ears 😘 Well this is Jacob the donkey and his friends Oscar the Shetland and Rolo the goat. Their elderly owner desperately needed our help. Jacob’s friends may have little ears but they are all bonded. After much discussion, we…

  • Fern & Woody

    Fern & Woody

    Fern and Woody were 2 gorgeous young donkeys that were abandoned in a forest, just left there to fend for themselves. They were afraid of people and especially the farrier. They had  issues around having their feet trimmed, but we and the farrier  worked very hard to teach them that it can be a kind…

  • Beatrice

    Beatrice

    1979-2023 In May 2019 Beatrice arrived here at Heehaws with her friend Bluebelle. She was in a very sorry state. She had lice and was very thin. She also had a skin condition, but with all the HeeHaws care, love, lotions, and potions lavished on her, she soon looked as amazing as her field mates…

  • Smartie

    Smartie

    In the blossoming month of April 2023, a delightful little foal captured our hearts. His story began when his loving mother, who gave birth to him the year prior, fell terribly ill. Tragically, just a month later, this tiny foal found himself utterly alone in a vast field, his mother miles away seeking treatment, and…

  • Pauline

    Pauline

    In December 2022, a local friend rode past a little donkey whose feet were in the worst state yet that we’ve had to deal with.  As soon as we heard, we got straight onto it, and with the help of a few people, we were able to get our lovely Gareth round there. It was…

  • Rupert

    Rupert

    Darling Rupert was born on 7th July 2023. His mum Blossom had given birth 5 times before that we know of. However, she didn’t have an easy delivery and we had to step in and help.  Rupert arrived a big healthy foal and was standing and feeding as he should in no time. He’s growing…

  • Theo and Willow

    Theo and Willow

    Theo & Willow were both born here at HeeHaws. The fate that had been awaiting their mums, Lottie and Holly, doesn’t bear thinking about. When they arrived here, already in foal, they were very nervous around people. It took quite some time to help them learn to trust but thankfully we worked our magic and…