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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Introducing Tim

We would like to introduce you to Tim Wass, our new Chief Executive who is overseeing our sanctuary and community services in Israel and the West Bank and helping with vital fundraising in the UK, Israel and beyond. Tim was formerly the Chief Officer Inspectorate with responsibility for 400 RSPCA Inspectors and Animal Collection Officers in England and Wales. Following the RAF, Tim served with the RSPCA for 28 years investigating all manner of animal cruelty and major issues such as animal trafficking and puppy farming. In 2007, working closely with DEFRA he managed the RSPCA’s response to the Foot
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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 is recovering under the care of our dedicated team. If you would like to adopt Alfie, click here
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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 independent vet. Very sadly, 10 donkeys, all with medical problems, were discovered to be at the end of their lives so the difficult decision was made to put them to sleep compassionately and to the highest international welfare standards. This was carried out today. It
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