Newborn donkey foal arrives at Redwings

Redwings donkey foal Amos

On Wednesday 01 February 2017, an irresistibly cute, two-week old donkey foal called Amos arrived at Redwings alongside mum Matilda and dad Jeremiah.

Amos was so small that he had to be carried from the horse box into his stable where, after a quick look around, he was soon playfully jumping in the shavings and suckling from mum.

Watch Amos and family arriving below:

Sadly, the owner of this adorable family unit was struggling with their care due to ill health and so contacted us for help. Donkeys are sensitive souls who have complex care needs, so we have an open door policy and are able to offer a home to these lovable long-eared creatures.

Amos, Jeremiah and Matilda will remain under the watchful eye of our veterinary and equine care teams at our headquarters for the next few months. While this site is closed to the public, it is hoped the gorgeous trio will be able to join a donkey herd at one of our visitor centres in the future.

Lynn Cutress, Redwings’ Chief Executive, said: “We are absolutely smitten with Amos. He is only the fifth donkey foal to arrive at the Sanctuary in the past ten years so to say his arrival has caused a lot of excitement would be an understatement!

“We’re delighted that by offering our help and expertise, this young family can remain together and receive the specialist care they need for the rest of their lives.

“It is thanks to the generosity of our supporters that we are able to provide a home for all three donkeys and we would welcome anyone who wishes to support us in their ongoing care and help Amos grow into a happy and healthy donkey to visit our website or call us to make a donation.”

It’s easy to help us help donkeys like Amos, Matilda and Jeremiah, simply complete the donation box below. Just £10 could fill a stable with bedding, while £15 could provide a donkey with hay for a month and £50 could cover the cost of a health check for a new arrival like Amos to the Sanctuary.

But whatever you give really does make a huge difference, thank you!

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