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RESCUING & REHABILITATING DONKEYS SINCE 1970

Heart to Heart with Donkeys

All you can eat donkey feast!

June 22, 2021
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THERE WERE NEVER HAPPIER LONG EARS THAN ON THURSDAY, 27th MAY 2021

June 4, 2021

The day to bring the herd of 62 donkeys home to The Heartland, to cross the entire property along dry-under-hoof conditions had finally arrived. It was timely as the paddocks offered to the flood-displaced-herd by three kind neighbours throughout the previous ten weeks, were depleted of grass, trodden by 248 hooves and in need of…

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MATILDA… RIP 20th May 2021.

May 25, 2021

THE GENTLE JENNY BECAME PART OF THE WELFARE WORK IN 1985 WHEN SHE WAS APPROXIMATELY TEN YEARS OLD. During the daily, (traversing four neighbours’ properties, as the receding floodwater is still causing access difficulties), high-on-the-hill herd inspection on Tuesday, 18th May, it was noted that 46 year old Matilda was laying down more frequently and…

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Flood Survival Tactics

May 10, 2021

The donkeys all survived the horror of the flood that devastated their grazing paddocks 5 weeks ago. Their grass that sustains them was destroyed, their shelters were submerged to the roofs (12feet high), and everything below that height was ruined, including all but one solar powered energiser. The good news is that the deep water…

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THE FLOOD HAS CAUSED STRESS, CHAOS AND DISASTER

March 24, 2021

No donkeys are in danger now. Volunteers walked 60 donkeys to the safety of The High Country before the water rose. The they began at dawn transporting many frail, fragile, aged or very young to safety before the rivers swelled and broke the banks. Pic of icu gateway!! It gets worse once in the muster…

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A melancholy ending to 2020

December 14, 2020

We wished the large van had a roof to prevent rain spoiling our supplies. Only one statue remains but their panniers are smashed. The SES received our anxious call but were unable to help at all. Rain soaked the interiors through broken glass, including the overnight van that sheltered many people and dogs evacuated from…

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Lisa's shows her beautiful face now minus the swelling and pain.

THE DONKEY OLYMPICS 2020

May 4, 2020

The Covid 19 Combat Classic ‘The Show must go on!’ was the statement that encouraged  the 2020, once-in-every-four-years,  Donkey Olympics Championship Show. The 2020 show had to be virtual. Entries were selected from trials for preparation, presentation and performance, along with the Tiddly-Winx mini class, and handicap class for disabled  ‘heart-of-gold’ donkeys.The judging-draw was honest and fair…

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Merry Christmas From Donkey Welfare

December 20, 2019

WE WISH ALL SUPPORTERS A VERY MERRY AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. THANKS for helping us care for hundreds of donkeys in need. Stay with the cause in 2020.  

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NSW Fires Update

December 20, 2019

Donkey Welfare was involved in the evacuation of many privately owned animals during the catastrophic time so close to our own at The Heartland. The blanket of smoke did not prevent a convoy of floats collecting and relocating donkeys, horses, dogs, pigs and geese to safety. Sadly one old donkey was not able to be…

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SEMINAR ON DONKEY MATTERS
14/15 March 2020

December 10, 2019

Because………DONKEYS MATTER Saturday 14th and Sunday the 15th of March 2020 A weekend of information, advice and assistance for donkey owners, prospective owners and enthusiasts. This will be a rare educational and social opportunity not to be missed. All your donkey questions answered. Day 1 – Saturday the 14th of March 2020 Special guest speaker…

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