We're wishing a happy retirement to Adoption Star Dolly!

We’re wishing a very happy retirement to one of our very special residents – adorable pony Dolly, who is one of Redwings’ longest serving Adoption Stars!

Earlier this year Dolly turned the wonderful age of 25, and we feel like now is the perfect time to allow her to enjoy a slower pace of life and retire from the Adoption Scheme.

Dolly has also been suffering with some ongoing lameness, which will require specialist attention from our team of vets for the rest of her life. While this isn’t causing her any problems at the moment, our vets have recommended she put her hooves up!

While Dolly will no longer be available for new adopters, she will continue to keep in touch with her existing lovely sponsors and her supporters will still be able to visit her during open days at Redwings Ada Cole.

Dolly arrived at the Sanctuary in 1998 after she was discovered in a ditch, where she’d been stuck for three whole days. In her attempts to get out, she had managed to cause some serious wounds on her legs. Her owner was unable to afford the vet’s bills and so a home was offered to Dolly at Redwings Ada Cole, where she could be provided with the ongoing veterinary care that she needed.

Thankfully Dolly made a brilliant recovery and later joined the Adoption Scheme, where she’s gained many loving fans and supporters.

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Dolly celebrating her birthday.

Sponsoring a Redwings Adoption Star costs just £15 per year. Adopters receive updates and photographs from their Adoption Star, access to their online blog and an invite to their birthday party!

To find out more or to sponsor an Adoption Star, click here.

We are currently trialling the phased reopening of Redwings Ada Cole. New Covid-19 safety measures include asking all visitors to pre-book entry tickets. To find out more about our opening dates and to book, click here.