The period of isolation has ended for Sole and it is with his and our great joy that he was finally able to join one of our special guests: Moro, one of the 7 donkeys saved from the seizure of Alessandria. Sole really seems to appreciate being finally in the company and above all he looks at those approaching with great curiosity.
But what makes us even happier is that Sole is improving day by day.
After verifying his serious allergy to grass and some types of cereals, our veterinarian Dr. Merlone has made arrangements to help Sole, as he tells us in this video (Italian only).
Wheat straw as a bed, an ad hoc diet with the use of dusted and highly selected hay together with customized desensitizing treatments, are really helping Sole to have a new life.
Improvements are visible. Did you remember when he arrived a few months ago?
The snout and the body covered with wounds, the thin hair, an unbearable discomfort especially in the hottest months. In the last two years, Sole's life had been a constant battle against a very serious dermatitis that disfigured him and gave him no respite.
Today the hair is almost regrown everywhere, no new wounds have been opened and the old ones, which we are dealing with, are less deep and on the way to recovery.
The treatments for Sole will continue for the next 2 years, but seeing his improvements fills our hearts and makes us understand that the road is the right one and encourages us to keep going. We dream of seeing him grazing next year with the other donkeys.
The next time you come to visit us at the Refuge, do not miss the opportunity to touch first hand his progress and to give it a touch of encouragement!