Abandoned donkeys new home ‘in heaven’


The donkeys have been lucky enough to find a home together.

IT’S BEEN  a case of all’s well that ends well for the three abandoned donkeys, that recently featured in the Herald, and who have found a loving home together. 
The donkeys were found wandering on the Sligo Road, and were in desperate need of a loving home. Local woman, Linda Burke came to the rescue and has rehomed the donkeys at her home in Enniskillen. Kind hearted Linda said,  
“The donkeys are really well settled now. I couldn’t separate them because they would pine for each other and it is very sad that the fourth one died. They are very gentle and placid animals, they were obviously used to being handled in the past by someone. 
They are in heaven now getting carrots and apples and they know me already. I used to have horses and donkeys years ago, and I also have four dogs and two cats but these three donkeys fit right in.”
Equine Welfare Network released an appeal on Facebook, and due to the massive response, more homes have been identified as suitable for rehoming donkeys. 
Founder of Equine Welfare Network, Kerri Fitzpatrick said: “The donkeys all arrived at their new home and we were very fortunate to find them a home that all three could stay together. Thanks to the support of the Fermanagh Herald we now have seven homes that have been approved and due to this we have been able to save a further three donkeys who were facing being put to sleep if suitable homes could not be found. 
“We are also very grateful to The Donkey Sanctuary who have supported us with some of the costs required before the donkeys were ready for rehoming.”

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