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Little Donkey Fresco - our very own little baby orphan donkey...

Take a moment to look at this precious little soul.. little Donkey Fresco - our very own little baby orphan donkey... 

If you are able to help us by spreading the word about Fresco and encourage others to make a donation, however small, to help care for him as he grows up to be a big boy with his rescued friends we would be so grateful.

 

He came to us, or rather we went to pick him up, in Qalqilya, after one of the horse owners attending the clinic at our base there, told me how he had a little 10 day old donkey back at home whose mother had been killed 5 days previously. He said he'd been trying to feed him cow milk but it was difficult and the little donkey was depressed.

 

So of course we took him home and he's now living quite happily with us. I was so worried about him at first as he was listless and seemingly disinterested in life.. We tried to give him a special horse milk substitute but he didn't want to know... But... slowly, slowly he started to get used to his surroundings and the other animals he shares his little home with, two dogs and many pusscats.. Then we saw how he had obviously at some point, taught himself to eat big boys food as he was chomping on bits of tasty grain and loves nothing more than fresh carrot peel!

 

Next he started honouring us by showing us affection and the sweetest thing of all was when finally he started to give a little skip here and a little hop there until a few days later, the skips and the hops became more exuberant and launched into a full gallop across the garden and back! A number of times! It's incredible to now see him so happy and he has shown that against all the odds, he is a little fighter and he will not allow suffering to get the better of him so he represents terrifically well all that we and our new charity stand for! He loves the dogs and the cats but he particularly loves cuddling up to the cats and sleeping together with them....