In 2016 there was a post on Facebook about Dudley and his daughter Dolly, who were desperately seeking a new home. Once owned and very much loved and cared for, their elderly owner had developed dementia and, as a result, had forgotten about feeding them or having their hooves trimmed and they were suffering the consequences.
A home had been found for them but it fell through so they were kindly taken into a temporary foster home until something permanent could be found. Once Carina saw the photos and read their story she had to help and so they arrived here, their home for life, in November 2016. While they were in foster it was arranged that they would have their hooves trimmed as they were badly overgrown but Dudley was not going to let anyone near his feet, no way! As he also needed to be castrated the problem was solved by doing it while he was under sedation but we knew it was something that would need to be worked on.
Within six weeks of arriving here the lovely Gareth had gained his trust and was able to give him his pedicure with no issues. Both Dudley and Dolly gained the weight they needed to and became friendly well balanced donkeys, living a life full of love and kindness,
Sadly, Dudley passed away suddenly in September 2021, no illness, no advanced warning, he just took himself to the far corner of the field during the night and died.
Dolly came to terms with his death quite quickly and now lives happily with Perle and Tinkerbelle
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