Felicity's story

Lovely skewbald donkey Felicity arrived at Redwings in 1990 with her mum Jerina. They had been rescued in Ireland by a charity there and Redwings offered the pair a permanent, caring home to help the charity carry on rescuing more horses and donkeys in need.

Felicity was just a foal when she made the journey from Ireland to Norfolk. She soon settled into her new home and was adored by all the Redwings staff and supporters – who can resist a donkey foal?!

Felicity was chosen as an adoption donkey and went to live at Oxhill when the centre opened its gates in 2005. She and her best friend Glasgow loved meeting visitors and showing them how very special donkeys are! Felicity also discovered that being an Adoption Star means lots of extra attention as well as birthday parties involving ginger biscuit treats!

It was very sad news in 2013 when our vets discovered that Felicity had developed several large tumours inside her. Our dedicated veterinary team did everything they could but the time came when unfortunately we had to say good bye to this beautiful long-eared lady who had lived at Redwings for almost all of her 23 years.