How many of you are good at quizzes?  Well here’s a good question and a true donkey fact: What is a group of donkeys called? ‘A Drove’.

At the time of writing we are in the month of ‘flaming June’ and that saying is true, certainly over here in sunny Spain!

First the happy news for May 

After the levelling of our shelters last month, we have now started building them, so we will have lots of happy boys and girls.

We also have two lucky guys who have bagged themselves forever homes. Our first one wasn’t a horse, but a sweet little Yorkie cross dog called Dinky.  We rehomed her 6 years ago, but sadly her mummy died 2 years ago and now her daddy is suffering from ill health and asked if we could help. Of course we took her back, but not for long – someone fell in love with her and after a home-check and then a trial, little Dinky has settled in great and also has a doggy sister to play with. 

Top pic Benjamin looking as gorgeous as ever
Top pic Benjamin looking as gorgeous as ever

Benjamin was next. What a beauty he is.  Another lucky horse and it was actually two of our volunteers, Lisa and Harry, who fell in love with him.  He is being well and truly spoilt at the stables in Cartagena, so I get to see him.  Be good beautiful boy.

Kevin with our boy Santana, sadly it wasn’t meant to be. RIP gorgeous boy
Kevin with our boy Santana, sadly it wasn’t meant to be. RIP gorgeous boy

Life isn’t always happy though and we have some very sad news.  Our beautiful white horse Santana suffered with colic twice during May.  After vet visits, he was hospitalised, tubed and given medication.  He did seem to turn the corner and started to enjoy his food again, but despite everything, very sadly it wasn’t to be and we lost him. It was truly heart-breaking, but we have to focus on the fact that once we rescued him, he was loved so much and had the life that he deserved, albeit too short.

We have 104 donkeys with us at the sanctuary, but still haven’t enough flymasks to keep them comfortable, so if you can afford anything at all towards one we would be really grateful, as would our precious donkeys. You can send money by Paypal or bank transfer:

Bank Account:

Andreas Animal Rescue and the Henrietta Foundation

Bank Caja Rural, IBAN: ES 9830185740682015846617

BIC: bcoeesmm018

As usual every Monday there will be someone (usually me!) in the car park on the roundabout of Camposol B on where you can drop donations off from 11.30am-1.30pm. We are very visible with yellow panels on the side of our vans. Larger items can be collected by prior arrangement. Items can also be dropped off at either of our shops in Roldan or Mazarrón 10.30am-1.30pm.

Andrea x