When a ass is brought into the assist of The Donkey Sanctuary, its showtime halt is the New Arrivals Unit. For the showtime time, a celluloid crew has been given access to the sanctuary’s restricted unit, to notice out only what goes into setting donkeys upwards on their journeying to a happy, salubrious life.
Donkeys come upwards into The Donkey Sanctuary for a whole host of reasons. They may direct maintain been abandoned, rescued from a life of abuse, or relinquished past times an possessor who was no longer able to assist for them. Each i has their ain floor too requires collaboration betwixt a multifariousness of proficient staff to empathise each donkey’s private character, their needs, too to conception for their future.
The novel curt film, below, highlights the importance of this initial assist too assessment programme, too equally goodness old-fashioned dear too attending for the animals who larn inward at the international headquarters inward Devon.
Sara Blair-Salter, novel arrivals managing director says: “We’re actually lucky to direct maintain a passionate squad of people hither looking later on the donkeys. Our teams move or too therefore the clock to ensure the donkeys larn the best care. We e’er direct maintain a waiting listing of donkeys that bespeak our assist too are wanting to come upwards into the sanctuary too therefore nosotros actually direct maintain to prioritise those too brand certain that nosotros larn them into our assist equally presently equally nosotros can.”
The expanse itself is restricted to ensure biosecurity too to foreclose the potential spread of whatsoever diseases from incoming donkeys into the resident herd. The minimum rest a ass has inward New Arrivals is half dozen weeks, though some produce cease upwards staying a lot longer, depending on their needs too their health.
The Donkey Sanctuary celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, amongst particular events held throughout 2019 to celebrate this of import milestone. It is an chance to both await dorsum on the charity’s landmark achievements too accept stock of the massive challenges inward a the world where the suffering of animals remains abhorrent.
Since its foundation past times Dr Elisabeth Svendsen inward 1969, The Donkey Sanctuary has grown from a charity rescuing United Kingdom of Great Britain too Northern Ireland of Britain too Northern Republic of Ireland donkeys from fail too abuse, to an international welfare arrangement transforming the lives of millions of donkeys too mules, too the people who depend on them for a living.