On 29th January 2010, we rescued two donkeys that were confiscated by Corpo Forestale dello Stato della Valle d'Aosta,station of Valpelline.
Poldo and Silvia were found covered with lice and in very poor condition. Their hooves had not been trimmed and were painfully long and Silvia had problems just walking.
After the plight of the donkeys was discovered the court of Aosta confiscated them because their treatment was so bad. If the authorities had not intervened the donkeys would have died.
Thanks to a very caring veterinary surgeon who was charged with their care they were relinquished to IRDA where they are now recovering after their ordeal.
We have rescued many donkeys from Italy and other countries and desperately need your support so we can continue to rescue donkeys like Poldo and Silvia.