Sanctuary Care Celebrate Donkey Week!

Santuary Care Donkey WeekA four-legged friend trotted its way through a Sanctuary Care home in Exeter to mark Donkey Week.

The team and residents at Greenslades Nursing Home in Willeys Avenue welcomed a Mediterranean Miniature donkey through their doors to celebrate the international awareness week.

Juniper, who is the size of a Great Dane dog, from The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth was the star of the show. Residents petted and stroked the 13-year-old visitor and even got the chance to feed him a carrot or two.

The Sanctuary Care home’s activities leader, Kirsty Sparkes, said: “Our residents love visits from animals, especially animals that you don’t see every day. When Juniper arrived their faces lit up and seeing the happiness and comfort they got from seeing him made us all smile. We’ve had many visits from The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth – Juniper is so placid and great with the residents – he was the perfect donkey to celebrate Donkey Week with.”

Donkey Week (5-12 May) is a holiday that encourages people all ages to get up close and personal with these fantastic four-legged animals and learn all about them.

The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth is a registered charity with sanctuaries across Europe. The donkeys are primarily used for riding therapy for children with additional needs.