Do you know that you can transform your tax declaration into a declaration of love for the donkeys? If you live and work in Italy, you can donate your 5X1000 to our Rifugio (code: 02270470020) and really help us to provide cares and treatment to our donkeys.
Just like Filippo: his story started in Romania, where his mum Sheila was found with a deep knife wound all over her belly. The situation was still more serious because she was already in foal.
Thanks to the prompt rescue by the local base of The Donkey Sanctuary and an emergency surgery, Sheila's life was saved and after recovery she was moved to our Italian shelter, where she gave birth to a lovely foal.
Filippo grew up happy and healthy: he spent all of his time playing with Clementina, an adorable filly who was born just a couple of weeks before him.
Sadly, when Filippo was just 2, our staff discovered a sarcoid (skin tumor) over his eye.
A first surgery to remove the sarcoid was followed by years of treatments and exams to monitor his health. They are very expensive, but at the same time they are also essential to keep our donkeys in good health and to help
Then... the smile of our vet and the words we were longing to hear: Filippo was finally healed!
When we moved him into the group of healthy donkeys, it didn't take more than a couple of seconds for him and Clementina to find each other.
If it was possible to write an happy ending to Filippo's story, it was thanks to your precious support. And your 5X1000 can make a huge difference too: last year we spent over 38,000€ to cover the expenses for medicines, therapies, exams and vaccinations for the 126 donkeys, hinnies and mules homed at Il Rifugio. It would be very important for us to cover this cost with 5X1000, without any additional costs for you - just fill the proper box in your tax declaration with code 02270470020.
Choose with your heart: Filippo, Clementina and all the other gorgeous donkeys count on your declaration of love. Thank you!