It’s inevitable, having so many very elderly donkeys in our care that we have to say goodbye to those that have reached the end of their lives. While each and every one is special to us, we wanted to pay tribute to two of our beloved residents that many of you would have known.
Last year in our Spring E-newsletter we celebrated Ginny’s reign as the last founder member of the former charity, Friends of the Cyprus Donkey. Since arriving in 1994 Ginny became such a character, well renowned for opening gates and galloping off. Throughout her life her zest for life and making mischief never waned and hearing her name being shouted in exasperation by the grooms was a common occurrence!
Despite her size and the antics she would get up to, she was a wonderful donkey and so when she developed a severe hoof problem early this year, she was patient while being treated every day.
Sadly, the problem became progressively worse and as we could no longer alleviate her discomfort, the heart rending decision was made to quietly put her to sleep. Ginny will always be remembered as one of a kind and is very much missed.