World Donkey Day

World Donkey Day

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Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue Acton CA, Photo: Christina Weyer

8th May is World Donkey Day!

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.  

Copyright 2019 Amy Swift
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