Kilmarnock Rescue need your help!
NewsThursday 11 August 2016
Meet Charity, a donkey that thoroughly enjoys tea parties with the children, iced frappes and wearing flower hats. She was completely emaciated when Kilmarnock rescued her on the 13th July, having heard she would be sent for slaughter.
Donna Pickin,who helps her mum run the charity, has said;
"Words failed me when I first saw her. The poor thing was a bag of bones and in a horrendous state. What went on behind the scenes is absolutely horrific.”
Kilmarnock renames every animal coming into their care because they believe it is a new beginning of hope and happiness for them in the future.
Charity is doing much better after having her feet trimmed, a vet out to treat her chest infection and lots of much needed TLC. Although the first instinct is to give her all the food in the world to make her feel better, this would potentially upset her stomach, so it’s a slow road to recovery for this special girl. She has shown huge amounts of love for people, regularly popping into the house to say hello and have a cuddle and going against the book of donkeys. Charity loves being bathed and pays far more attention to people rather than chilling with the other donkeys.
But although Charity is now getting the care she needs there are more horses, ponies & donkeys needing Kilmarnock’s help. The rescue completely relies on public donations, whether that be old equipment you no longer use, volunteering or money, it all goes towards the care of the animals in need.
Before and after pictures of Charity
Kilmarnock now need your help more than ever, after being confirmed they have a case of strangles, the yard has been put into lockdown for a minimum of 6 weeks meaning they can not fundraise for themselves to raise money for much needed hay, bedding & feed for the winter.
Can you spare some pocket change or equipment, to help make a big difference to Charity and her friends at Kilmarnock?
To donate unwanted much needed equipment please post them to:
Kilmarnock farm stables, Charlwood Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0JY
Or to donate some money instead of buying that chocolate bar at the shop please donate to:Text:KHRC14£_ to 70070
Bank:Kilmarnock horse rescue, Lloyds Bank (acc:32901360) (sort:30-94-38)