The Journal February 2021
The donkeys at La Paca have been getting used to some very strange weather conditions. Not only have they experienced rain and wind, but the first snow up there made an appearance, and they all ran for cover! Actually, they managed very well, but it is certainly a little different for them, I didn’t hear them complaining too loudly though! We are super proud that this is the first winter for some of our donkeys at our Sanctuary and they are there in their new home.
From the time we purchased this land we have come a long way. Whilst the location is absolutely stunning there was a lot of work to be done to make it donkey and human friendly. We are getting there and can’t wait to open the gates for you to come and visit and see our site and the plans we have for more development, though this of course takes money and that takes time to raise.
Holly and Grace are doing really well now. If you remember last month, we told you their story, how they both ended up in San Vincente animal hospital in Alicante? Holly was not feeding well and was very much at risk, the staff there were incredible as usual, and worked their magic. Where would we be without you? And what a difference a few weeks makes. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to their rather large veterinary bill, you are superstars, and your help is very much appreciated. We had another arrival at the beginning of December with Kate and her foal Noella, so our crèche is almost full, but it is heart-warming they are all doing so well.
Next is a very disturbing story about a litter of puppies that were rescued from the owner that she cared for. Our vet from Roldan called us to see if we could help one of the puppies. These puppies had been subjected to the most disturbing, barbaric act of mutilation. Our puppy who we have named Lucas had his tail cut off with scissors by the owner but lucky for him he did not have his ears mutilated, whereas his siblings did. It is incomprehensible and illegal to do anything like this and its now in the hands of the police. I will let you know what happens . Our little fella is now chipped and vaccinated, and he has had the stitches out of his tail. So now he just needs to heel, he is doing well and let’s hope this 3 month old pup does not remember too much of his early life. I am delighted to have just finalised a home for Lucas, who will be going to the UK. His future is going to be good and he will receive all the love and attention he so clearly deserves. `
I am happy to report that either Kevin or myself have resumed our collection point on Camposol, Car Park B evey Monday morning 11.30-1.30pm. We are very much looking forward to catching up with you and receiving any donations you may have for us. We can collect larger items with prior arrangement, otherwise they can be dropped off at either of our shops in Roldan or Mazarron Town, Monday to Friday10.30-1.30pm.
I think that is it for now, make sure you stay safe and take care.