Those growing tummies were a big proof, but after ultrasounds made by our Vet Luca Merlone, there are no more doubts: new births are going to cheer our Rifugio up!
After Carmela, Gelsomina, Moretta and Cristina, we have got the confirmation that more donkeys rescued during Colleferro's emergency are pregnant.
For the moment, there are no doubts about Gioconda, Greta and Silvana's pregnancies; more exams are needed to be sure about three further donkeys.
New foals are on the way... and we are really thrilled to announce that probably two of them will come into the world within this year! In this case, the numbers of births this year will increase to 7 (4 foals were born from Colleferro's mums, another one from Chanel, seized in Tuscany): a huge number, also considering that male donkeys are neutered and births only happen when already pregnant donkeys come into our cares.
"News like this fill our hearts with joy; and we are still happier knowing the sad past of these donkeys" has said Country Manager Barbara Massa right after the results of the examinations. But we cannot forget that Colleferro's Emergency is not over yet and 22 horses are still looking for a home. If you can foster some of them, please send an email to Barbara; if you wish to make a donation to help Il Rifugio, IHP and ENPA (the three charities involved in the seizure), please visit http://www.horseprotection.it/dett_articolo.asp?id_a=615. Thank you so much for all your help!