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Donkey gives birth day after Buckinghamshire rescue

January 14, 2008

A donkey taken from the farm at Buckinghamshire where welfare agencies found 32 dead horses has given birth to a colt foal just a day after her rescue.

The jenny gave birth at Redwings Horse Sanctuary, bringing the number of equines in its care from the rescue at 22.

"We are delighted to be able to tell our supporters that one donkey, who was heavily pregnant on Wednesday when we took her, gave birth late on Thursday night to her brown and white foal, who we have named Timothy," a spokesman for the sanctuary said.

"Both mother and foal are doing well and being closely monitored. It's lovely to think that this new life has arrived in the safety and care of our sanctuary."

The organisation said it had been heartened by the public support that has come in since the rescue, which saw 111 horses removed from the property by horse welfare agencies.

Wellwishers pledged £20,000 in a matter of days to the charity to help in the care and rehabilitation of the equines.

 

 

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