RENEWAL ADOPTIONS

RENEWAL ADOPTIONS: PIP SQUEAK

Pip Squeak arrived here at the Sanctuary in November 2017 when he was just 11 months old. A donkey owner who had his own herd of donkeys, inherited Pip Squeak when his previous owners moved away and left him. He had been separated from his mother at three months old - far too early - and although his new owner had done his best to look after Pip Squeak, it was clear that something was not right. Among the herd of lively young donkeys, Pip Squeak was tiny, extremely thin and stood out like a sore thumb. Our first challenge to bring Pip Squeak back to good health was to look after his immediate needs – food, water and shelter were not a problem, but keeping him warm during the middle of winter turned out to be harder than anticipated. As he was so small, the donkey rugs we had swamped his tiny body so a special order was placed to the UK, and within just days the perfect rugs for Pip Squeak arrived..
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RENEWAL ADOPTIONS: HELENA

The majority of the donkeys we take into care are very elderly and when we discovered her mum, Eftyhia, was pregnant we were very excited about the arrival of our first foal. When the carers arrived for work that morning, you can imagine their surprise to find a small, almost black bundle standing on slightly wobbly legs in the corner of the stable peeping out from behind her mum! She soon learned to trust us and lift her hooves up, wear a head collar and go for walks. Sadly, when she was almost six months old, we had to say goodbye to her mother who had health problems that could not be treated. It was heart-breaking for little Helena and for us too although another donkey, George, took her under his wing and made sure she felt safe. Helena now lives with a wonderful group of donkeys who often seem surprised by her energy and antics!
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RENEWAL ADOPTIONS: KIKAS (Kee-kas)

Born in January 2015, when he was weaned from his mother, tiny little Kikas was unwanted and had nowhere to go. His owner owed the farrier some money for trimming his other donkey’s hooves and gave Kikas to the farrier as payment! Unfortunately, the farrier didn’t have time to look after little Kikas and was unable to find a good home for him and so Kikas came to us. Poor little chap was very bewildered when he arrived but has grown into a wonderful donkey who is always up to mischief!
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RENEWAL ADOPTIONS: MOSES

Moses came to us as a 5 year old stallion in 2012. His owner’s loved him but found Moses difficult to handle. Wanting to ensure Moses had a caring, loving home for life, his owners asked us to take him. Not long after he was castrated and settled in, he became our sixth Adoption Donkey as although he's only small he has an enormous character!
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RENEWAL ADOPTIONS: CHLOE

We collected Chloe in May 2007 from a small village in the Troodos Mountains after a villager had contacted us when they had heard that Chloe’s elderly owner was going to poison her. Chloe was only 3 years old at the time and the owner had found her too young and boisterous to handle and work. She had a very eventful journey to the sanctuary when we had a flat tyre on the trailer! Chloe was so calm about the whole ordeal easpecially as we had problems getting the wheel off. Chloe's best friend is Socrates who follows her everywhere although she does boss him around a lot!
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RENEWAL ADOPTIONS: HERCULES

Hercules came to the sanctuary in 2002 as a 3 month old foal. His mother had died and he had been hand reared and rather spoilt. He didn’t understand that he was a donkey and the people caring for him were humans – he thought it was great fun to climb all over people and generally do what he liked! Hercules has a very mischevious nature and has worked out how to open doors even though we have special bolts on them. Fortunately he doesn't do it very often!
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