RESCUING & REHABILITATING DONKEYS SINCE 1970

Heart to Heart with Donkeys

Una (left) Dr Gelderman and Ikarumba

UNA update

October 29, 2017

This week during 40-year-old Una’s grooming session we noticed an abdominal oedema, approximately the size of a saucer. Veterinary consultation was requested. DWWH Veterinarian, Dr Gelderman, examined Una noting she has a normal heart beat and respiratory rate, good hydration, ideal body condition and strong well trimmed hooves. We could confirm her appetite was normal…

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

MONA and LISA

October 1, 2017

MONA and LISA have splendidly progressed after Veterinary consultations, dental care, hoof x-rays and examinations, and courses of prescribed medications. They had six weeks in intensive care, a month in high dependency, and finally a 5-day-stay in the observation area, when they no longer required medications. A change in diet (that included withdrawing apples and…

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A portrait of two lost donkeys

A portrait of two lost donkeys

September 1, 2017

The latest rescues are two jennies in their twenties. Mona and Lisa roamed hundreds of acres for 25 years unattended, unhandled, suffering hoof disorders, hoof overgrowth and pain. DWWH was contacted by  new, near neighbours who were concerned by the absentee owner’s lack of care. We captured the jennies twice a year during the past…

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