An injured donkey abandoned near to the Dead Sea in Jordan has been rescued by British charity SPANA after a plea for help was made on its Facebook page. The donkey was spotted by a member of the public on November 25, who then contacted SPANA through it’s Facebook page.
SPANA’s headquarters in London immediately alerted its office in Amman, Jordan and a team headed off to look for the donkey, although with fairly sketchy details about its location. Amazingly, 3 days later this lucky 14 yr old donkey was found by them and taken back to the safety of it’s Jordan Valley refuge.
The internet and social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Myspace really have opened up new channels in which charities and animal welfare groups can communicate with the general public to spread news and alerts.