Kastoris is a very handsome donkey and has the rare, but gorgeous, smoky grey colour coat we all love. Although only six years old, this young stallion was one of the donkeys we treated on our Outreach Programme for several years. His elderly owner took good care of him and he was a very well behaved donkey – the whole team were very fond of him.
When we visited him this spring, he had lost weight and his owner was very concerned. We gave her some advice but a few weeks later she asked if we could take him. The main problem getting to him though, was the track to his paddock – the steepest, narrowest path you can imagine, and his owner’s family were very concerned about their mum falling on her way to care for Kastoris.
She refused to sell him as she wanted him to get the best care and was so happy when we went to collect him. We were happy too as Kastoris had been brought up the path onto the lane before we got there! Once he’s settled in, we will do a little operation to castrate him (as we have a non-breeding policy) so that he can join the main donkey group and play with new friends.