Are you a UK donkey owner? If so, then The Donkey Sanctuary would love to hear from you!
The Donkey Sanctuary is inviting all donkey owners in the UK, including guardians, private homes, small and large scale commercial owners, to take part in their Donkeys in the Community Survey.
The aim of the survey is to establish where donkeys and mules are in the UK, what their roles are, and how easy it is for people to access resources and professional support, such as vets, farriers, dental technicians, educational literature and other support from equine organisations such as The Donkey Sanctuary.
They are keen to learn more about your experiences and would like to know how you find support with your donkeys when you need it.
The survey is quick and easy to fill out and all responses will be completely anonymous.
Celebrating the enormous contribution that donkeys make to the world, and giving thanks to those who work tirelessly to improve the lives of working donkeys and rescue donkeys worldwide, those who provide enriching donkey hire and donkey therapy programmes, and anyone who gives donkeys a loving home.
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Thank you to the following for contributing their donkey photos:
Donegal Donkey Sanctuary, Farmersfield Rest home for Elderly Donkeys, Egypt Equine Aid, Lucy’s Sanctuary for Holy Land Donkeys, Texas Miracle Ranch, Megan Hensley, Eselgarten Pondorf, Dyfi Donkeys, Blackberry Donkeys Donkey Hire, Wellground Miniature Donkeys, Les Minis de Durbuy, Sheila Gabrielson, Melody Daugherty, Jamie Scanlon-kanski, Jacqueline Kueffer Kyrouac, Spitalfields City Farm, The Flicka Foundation, Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, PrimRose Donkey Sanctuary, Diane Morris Neely, Shelly LaFountain and Rick Dawes.
I am delighted to welcome one of my favourite writers, Jessica Anselment, to Donkey Time. Jess’s blog, A Donkumentary, with its magical and sometimes misty-eyed musings on donkeys, love and life, from her little ranch in Texas, instantly had me hooked. Her work has also been featured in Flash Fiction Magazine and ‘America’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Nonfiction’.
In this special guest post, Jess tells us how she came to rescue Tink, a donkey with a difference, and how he inspired her to write her first children’s book, recently published by Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, the largest donkey charity in America…