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Yesterday we took our lovely Vinnie to his new home in the Correze where he will now live with new adopters Helga & Paul….and of course Lulu the donkey. Helga had arranged to privately purchase Lulu from her previous owners due to their circumstances changing. Since she was local, we collected her so that Vinnie could have a companion immediately.
We currently have other donkeys looking for homes at the moment so please get in touch with us if you would like more info on becoming a donkey adopter.

As with all donkeys, Vinnie needed a little persuation to load!

A short while later and he's in!!

Off we head with Vinnie to his new home...

We're here Vinnie!

We then went and collected Vinnies new friend Lulu...who needed a bit more encouragement than Vinnie to disembark!

A meeting of 2 donkeys.......

Vinnie is soon playing follow-my-leader with Lulu, his very own friend at last

A wonderful happy ending for 2 very lucky donkeys

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On 16th February 2010,  a helpless donkey will be dragged onto the streets of Villanueva, Spain to make him participate in a ritual that makes him suffer, where he is ill treated and he endures an unnatural and cruel treatment.

Law 5/2002 from the Animal Protection Act of Extremadura forbids these practices that, regretfully, are still carried out with the Council’s complicity and the silence of the Extremaduran Government and the regional press, that hides from the public eye the true nature of this ritual.

Spanish donkey Sanctuary El Refugio del Burrito, along with other welfare groups worldwide want this Law to be enforced.

The law is supposed to prohibit the use of animals in shows, fights, popular celebrations and any other activities which may imply cruelty or ill treatment or make them the objective of unnatural treatment.  All of these cases happen during the Corrida de Elecciones ritual and it is an obligation of the Council’s to enforce this prohibition.

Please sign this online petition to protect the Peropalo Donkey, which will be handed in the Government headquarters in a demonstration that will take place in Merida at the beginning of February.

More information can be found here:

El Refugio del Burrito

Pero Palo

FAACE

Telegraph article

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We couldn’t resist posting some photos of Brandy (formerly Gucci) and her new pal enjoying the sun this week.

(P.S Brandy is the one with the bigger ears!)

"errr...what are we supposed to be looking at?"

"errr...what are we supposed to be looking at?"

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Yesterday we moved Gucci the yearling donkey to her new adoptive family near Bellac, where she is to be companion to another lonely donkey, Phebus. We were thrilled that she found a home so quickly after coming into our care as she had been yearning for a donkey friend for some time with her previous owner. Not only did she get a new home yesterday,  Gucci also got a new name and is now called Brandy (after the Cognac region where she lived).

Phebus heard her braying from the trailer and could hardly wait to see what was going to come off…

"Could it be ........a donkey for me??"

"Could it be ........a donkey for me??"

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Today we were out on the road collecting 2 equines thats have come into ERF’s care. Princesse is a little grey pony who suffers from arthritis so is not able to be used as a riding pony any more. Her owners contacted ERF after hearing about us from a friend of theirs, who happened to be  Ossie’s old owner. As chance had it, Ossie’s new adopter was looking for a companion for Ossie and so agreed to adopt Princesse from us as well. Both Ossie and Princesse have the most wonderful temperaments and are so good around the children. I think we now have a love affair going between these two ponies and next week they’ll be moved to their new home, a stones throw from the field where they currently are at Trinas.

Princesse (right) with her new companion Ossie

Princesse (right) with her new companion Ossie

Our other new arrival is yearling donkey Gucci, who was very lonely after her owners bought her as a pet from a local market and contacted ERF realising that she needed donkeys friends. We may have somebody coming to view her this week so fingers crossed she’ll get a nice new home soon with some donkey company that she’s so desperate for.

Beautiful little Gucci!

Beautiful little Gucci!

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Yesterday was an eventful day to say the least when we turned up to collect Mimi to take her to her new adoptive home.

Mimi had been ruling her previous owner a little and had a bit of ‘mule attitude’ when asked to do anything other than what Mimi wanted! (more…)

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