The Donkey Sanctuary's continual aim is to aid more and more donkeys worldwide and the charity currently works in 34 countries. As some of you know, our sister charities in Spain and Italy do an incredible job of helping hundreds of donkeys, so many of whom that are in desperate need.
Although travelling to other countries would be impractical for us here, The Donkey Sanctuary (Cyprus) assists elsewhere in Europe. This year we have responded to more than 550 welfare concerns, enquiries and advice requests from 24 European countries. Whilst we've been able to deal with the majority of these, wherever possible we liaise with other equine welfare organisations in Europe.
Thanks to their invaluable help, by working together we've been able to assist so many donkeys and educate both owners and non-owners alike.
We've also developed good contacts with individual people who have been keen to help us. One such person is Jana who lives in Croatia. After rescuing a young stallion from an awful situation, Jana contacted us for advice as she had never even touched a donkey before!
With our advice and her hard work and determination, Jana now has a wonderful relationship with not one, but two lovely donkeys - Pano and Lily-Rose. She also helps to keep a check on some other donkeys nearby that are not always well cared for by their owner. Thanks to her help and collaboration we know that there is someone looking out for them.