Our Christmas was very muted as one of our long term residents left us. In the morning of Christmas Eve we arrived at the sanctuary to find Mackie lying down in the stable and it became obvious that she was not getting up.She was our third donkey and had been with us for 6 years.
She was not distressed, and having tried to see if she could stand up we had to call the vet. Unfortunately being holiday time we then had to wait until after the extended Christmas holidays to bury her.
They are separated by a fence and share a divided stable until we assess how safe they are together. Tsuli is on a diet to lose some kilo's. Litsa is on specialist horse feed to put on condition and is responding well to training. Unfortunately we had to treat a damaged hoof and she behaved beautifully.