Firstly, we were delighted to receive some great photos of Nanette in her home in the Limousin. If you can remember back to June when we first rescued Nanette, you’ll recall the terrible curled up feet that prevented her from being able to walk very far and how malnourished she was.Four months on and Nanette is like a different donkey. We are very grateful to the guardians that take on our equines, especially those that have specific care needs.As you can see from the photos, Nanette has certainly made herself at home and a part of the family!
On a not so happy note, Piona and Wilbur now have matching bandaged hooves! When we rescued Wilbur he also had turned up hooves like Nanette. The long term neglect of his feet had led to the hoof growing underneath the sole of his foot, and when the farrier trimmed his feet this week he noticed a bruise on the sole although he hadn’t been lame.
Piona has suffered from a recurrent unsoundness in a front foot since we got her. This has now been detected as ‘champignon’, or as we would say a ‘fungal infection’ in the foot. She has been prescribed a solution that is poured into the site of the fungus which will hopefully now kill off the persistant bad bacteria.
Both donkeys will be fine within no time and have become very close to each other since we put them in the same field.
We would love them to find a home together, if not they will have to be parted and found individual homes.
Would you be interested in giving this lovable pair a new home? If so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or have a look on our rehoming page of the website to see all our equines needing new families.