An unexpected Christmas gift

What a night – and the last thing I expected after a very long day. It was 8pm and I had already showered and collapsed on my bed, ready for an early night. Just goes to prove, you should be careful what you wish for. Within seconds, the phone rang and it was our farm manager’s wife saying, “Tim, come now please. Rita baby!’ I was completely confused but the urgency in her voice meant I threw on some clothes and dashed out as quickly as possible. As I ran into the stables, there was Rita, one of our rescue
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Funding Crisis Threatens Our Mission

Tim Wass, Chief Executive of Safe Haven for Donkeys is asking for your help this Christmas. “The plummeting exchange rate has really damaged our finances,” he explains. “Money is running out and I am desperately worried. We have reduced running costs as much as we can without affecting the care we give donkeys at our rescue centre in Israel and working equines in the West Bank but we still face a funding shortfall.” “We make such a difference to suffering animals but we need help so we can continue our vital work. Please click the red ‘donate now’ button above
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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 mouth open. Now Mistletoe can carry on munching! Dr Amos, a father of three, runs a horse clinic in Israel and specialises in equine veterinary care. He is the head of the Israeli Association of Equine Veterinarians. Among his other duties he has worked with
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