December 11 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, August 18, 2012
A Norfolk animal charity has welcomed two new donkeys.
Eight-year-olds Wacko and Wiggins arrived at Redwings Horse Sanctuary.
Wacko’s owner used to keep him on a livery yard, but when the yard stopped trading he ended up living there all by himself.
Although his owner did everything she could for him, he was missing a companion.
Wiggins, named after the Team GB gold medallist Bradley Wiggins, was abandoned on a livery yard.
Senior welfare coordinator for Redwings, Rachel Angell, said: “Donkeys are very sociable creatures and often become very withdrawn if they are separated from their friends. They have even been known to go on hunger strike.
“When Wacko’s owner called and asked if we could help, we knew that we would be able to offer this poor little donkey the companionship he so desperately craves.
“These two donkeys are a similar age and temperament, and we are hopeful that they will ‘click’ and become good friends.”