Dear friends, we're really happy to give you some great news: after a long trial, the judge in charge has definitely given the custody of Chanel, Karl and Merlino to our Rifugio!
These three donkeys had been rescued from a bad case of mistreatment in Tuscany three years ago and were moved to our charity which agreed to be nominated "legal guardian".
Here, Chanel, who was already pregnant at the time of the seizure, could give birth to her foal Ercole and forget, along with Karl (almost certainly Ercole's father) and Merlin, the terrible experience lived.
Now, the former owner has been convicted to pay a fine of € 800 along with court costs, in addition to the sentence of four months imprisonment; all animals already seized were permanently confiscated and handed over to who had taken care of them in these years.
"We are very pleased that justice has run its course," said Country Manager Barbara Massa "and we hope that this example will be followed in other active trials, like the Colleferro's one".