The ‘D is for Donkey’ Tour covers diets, de-worming and daily checks for your donkey

The ‘D is for Donkey’ Tour covers diets, de-worming and daily checks for your donkey
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Free donkey care workshop in Cwmbran
PRESS RELEASE from The Donkey Sanctuary
25 April 2011, 15.28pm

A FREE donkey care workshop run by international animal welfare charity The Donkey Sanctuary is being held at Greenmeadow Community Farm in Cwmbran on Thursday 23rd June from 10am-4pm.

The charity is inviting local donkey owners or anyone who is thinking of owning a donkey to come along and spend a day on The ‘D is for Donkey’ Tour, which covers diets, de-worming and daily checks.

The tour will be delivered by experts from the charity, which helps hundreds of thousands of donkeys and mules every year through 29 countries worldwide.

Ben Hart, the Sanctuary’s donkey care training manager, says: “We’ve all heard the old adage ‘you are what you eat’, but have you ever stopped to think exactly how this may also be true for your donkey?

“Join us for more practical tips on feeding, and learn how to create the correct diet for your donkey. We’ll also be looking at parasite control including de-worming, pasture management and learning how to assess your donkey’s health and manage his daily care.”

These hands-on, practical and interactive workshops are FREE and have proven extremely popular in previous years so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.

The Donkey Sanctuary also runs a foster scheme which gives fit and healthy donkeys and mules the chance to experience the individual care and attention that comes from being part of a loving home.

If you think you would like to attend one of the workshops or think that you could provide a home for a pair of donkeys or mules please call the Welfare and Advice team at The Donkey Sanctuary on 01395 578222 for details.

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About The Donkey Sanctuary
The Donkey Sanctuary aims to protect donkeys and mules and promote their welfare worldwide.

The charity was founded by Dr Elisabeth Svendsen M.B.E. in 1969 and has since provided a sanctuary for life to more than 14,500 donkeys and mules in the UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe.

It alleviates the suffering of working donkeys in developing countries and has major projects in Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kenya and Mexico where donkey welfare is improved through education and veterinary work.

The charity relies entirely on donations to continue its vital work in 29 countries worldwide. For further information telephone: 01395 578222, view www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk or visit the charity’s headquarters near Sidmouth in Devon (open 365 days/free admission).