Tatiana and Dimitris are friends of ours who we’ve liaised for several years and have several gorgeous donkeys. They run a small charity near Athens that provides Donkey Assisted Therapy and education to children – both those with additional needs and school groups. They have also rehomed two donkeys from our Holding Base in Greece.
Although they don’t rescue donkeys themselves, in February they took in two very neglected, unhandled donkeys - Mandalena, who was pregnant, and her son Gerasimos. Both donkeys very weak, frightened and full of worms. After a thorough veterinary check, deworming and being given a special diet, the donkeys’ health began to improve and Tatiana started to train them so they would become confident and happy donkeys.
Mandalena gave birth to a healthy foal in April and as she, her son and the foal were now healthy, they later joined one of the groups of Tatiana’s donkeys. As Tatiana and Dimitris had enough of their own donkeys to care for, they managed to find a super local home for the three they had rescued. Eva, their new owner spent several months visiting and learning how to care for them and continue their training and has Tatiana, Dimitris and available for any help or advice.
It’s wonderful to hear such happy news from them and to be able to collaborate with such a great couple.