Author: Steve Hey

An emergency operation for Marco Polo

One of our donkey family, Marco Polo, was rushed to the vet yesterday with severe colic. Colic is abdominal pain and can be caused by a number of things – in Marco Polo’s case, after a number of tests the vet diagnosed impacted fecal matter which needed an emergency operation to remove. Without this operation, […]

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The donkey who never forgot kindness

Donkeys are said to have an extremely good memory, remembering a place they have been or other donkeys they have met 25 years ago. But does anyone really know this for sure? And how does a donkey even demonstrate their ability to recall anything? British charity Safe Haven runs a donkey sanctuary in the north […]

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A new life

We are sometimes called upon to rescue unwanted donkeys in the West Bank (Palestinian Territories) and due to the risk of spreading disease, we cannot just pop them into a horsebox and drive them across the border to our sanctuary in Israel. Instead the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture have just very generously agreed that the […]

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Our New Video – Why Donkeys Deserve Better

Please watch and share our moving 2 minute video which shows what we do and why our work is so vital. Thank you to Fifth Frame, Mike Cooper and Lindsay Morgan for making this film happen, completely free of charge. We are so grateful for your support.

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The Daily Mail feature Safe Haven’s work

Read a moving account and plea for help with our work with the builder donkeys of the West Bank on the Daily Mail’s website here Please consider making a donation towards our work by clicking the red button on our home page – the donkeys desperately need your help.

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Mistletoe has a dental appointment

Today, our vet Dr Kol Amos visited the sanctuary to make his regular inspection of our donkey family. Dr Amos decided that Mistletoe’s teeth were looking a little overgrown and so he gave them a trim with his electric rasp – quick and painless, especially with the metal gag Mistletoe is wearing to hold her […]

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Alfie

Alfie was brought to our sanctuary in September 2017 by a kind lady who found him in the village of Oranet, near a town called Kufur Qasem. It appeared from the terrible wounds all over his weak little body that he was an abandoned working donkey. Alfie is now safe in his new home and […]

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A difficult day

We recently carried out a full animal welfare review of the 229 donkeys being looked after with your help at our sanctuary. The review was led by Tim Wass MBE, one of our new trustees and ex RSPCA Chief Inspector and it involved a vet from the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture, as well as an […]

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Jonathan

On Monday 22nd May 2017, a new donkey arrived at the sanctuary. Jonathan (as we decided to call him) was found as a stray wandering the streets of a village near Tel Aviv. The lady who found him knew of Safe Haven’s work and very kindly arranged for him to be brought to us. When […]

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The Three Amigos

These three lovely donkeys all came into our sanctuary on 5th January 2017 from a local family who were no longer able to look after them. They now have a home for life at our sanctuary and will have plenty of food, love and donkey friends!

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