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Come and join us for a Family Fun Day in aid of Donkey Sanctuary (Cyprus)! The event will take place at Agios Efstathios Playground in Kivides village, Limassol district on Sunday 9th June 2013 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm.
• Fun games for kids
• Raffles with great prizes
• Donkey on site
• Pictures with donkey
• Restaurant on site
• Mini football yard
• Bake sale
• Cyprus delights for sale
• Jewellery sale
We recently received a call from a very concerned local man called Yiannis who had heard that a very thin donkey had died outside of the village he lives in. There was also a young stallion, still alive but thin, and the owner was nowhere to be found.
Yiannis told us he was looking after the donkey to save it from starvation and was furious with the owner. We advised him to call the Government Vet Department and Police and we did the same.
Donkey Sanctuary (Cyprus) is trying to raise funds for the protection of donkeys in our Licensed Holding Base in Trikala, Greece after a report about rabies on animals in the area. There have been already 6 cases reported in the past few weeks so we hope we will be able to prevent this before it gets to the donkeys.
Local Ministry Vets advised all animal owners to vaccinate their animals in order to protect them from rabies. We want to make sure that the donkeys will be protected from this so we are asking for your help.
PRESS RELEASE from The Donkey Sanctuary
20th February 2013
Late last night 16 donkeys and 5 mules arrived at The Donkey Sanctuary’s main Italian rescue centre at Sala Biellese, near Turin. The donkeys were recently rescued from appalling conditions by the charity, from an Italian equine trader in Colleferro, Italy.
Staff were shocked when they found 104 animals without food or shelter. Many rescued donkeys were significantly underweight, with severely overgrown hooves. For some animals it was too late.