Beach donkeys seek winter homes

PARKER'S Donkeys who provide donkey rides on Great Yarmouth's sands during the summer months are now seeking winter homes for their beach donkeys.The owners would like to find alternative accommodation for their donkeys during the winter to give them a well deserved break.

PARKER'S Donkeys who provide donkey rides on Great Yarmouth's sands during the summer months are now seeking winter homes for their beach donkeys.

The owners would like to find alternative accommodation for their donkeys during the winter to give them a well deserved break. The owners are working closely with the Sidmouth-based Donkey Sanctuary to find temporary accommodation for their donkeys.

Shelagh Steel, The Donkey Sanctuary's regional welfare officer for the East of England explains the basics: “Donkeys need to be re-homed in pairs as they are companion animals. You need to consider if you have the time and commitment needed to look after them and you will need an acre of well fenced grazing with a shelter, fresh water supply and electricity. Caring for donkeys can be most rewarding.”

The Donkey Sanctuary can provide free support and advice to anyone interested in helping out. If you would like to find out more about providing a winter home to Great Yarmouth's beach donkeys, please contact Shelagh Steel on 07836 756117 or the Welfare Department in Sidmouth on 01395 578222.


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